Japan Expo, the Temple of the Rising Sun

Yapan Expo

The great mass of lovers of the Japanese world has reigned for twenty years on the influence of this culture in Europe.

“When my associates moved to Japan in 1999, they came back amazed by its culture. Decision was then taken to spread all its wealth. Building on this ambition, in June 2000, we organized the first edition of Japan Expo. It attracted 3000 visitors,” recalls Thomas Sirdey, the co-founder, along with Sandrine and Jean-François Dufour, of the Great Mass of Lovers of Japanese Culture, which is celebrating its 20th edition until 7 July.

Twenty years later, the third trade show behind those of agriculture and the world of cars, in terms of daily attendance, accumulates a round of staggering figures. More than 243,000 visitors in 2018, 16 concert stages, several hundred guests, 146,000 square meters of spaces dedicated to four days of festivities. The Japan Expo reigns supreme over the influence of Japanese culture in France and Europe.

The little festival has grown up well. The great raout of lovers of Japanese culture blows out its 20 candles, from July 4 to 7, in Villepinte. The perfect opportunity to grow up again with a festive and eclectic program. Follow …

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