In order to promote the arts...
In order to promote the arts and culture, Nagoya holds the 'Citizens Art Festival' in addition to other projects, and supports the activities of art groups and cultural activities of citizens. There are also many cultural facilities located throughout the city such as the 'Tagata Festival' as showing below.
I found the french pavilion to be very simple and boring...There where no fixed tour route.
......France theme was "Nature's Wisdom"
You can freely observe things and just walk around .. At the Cube Theater, was the most interesting thing of the whole pavilion....its a cinema in the shape of an 18-meter cube, there is a 15-minute video presentation each time, you will view a tour of the damaged planet, the Earth.
There are 6 areas, called "islands." The plans are
1.-Angers city's "sustainable development,"
2.-Chalon-sur-Saone's "loyalty programs for the reduction in greenhouse gases,"
3.-the Dunkirk Urban Community's "sustainable industrial development,"
4.-Dassault Systems' "sustainable innovation,"
5.-Louis Vuitton's "sustainable creation"
6.-and Toyota's "green, clean, lean, factory 21" from its factory in Valencienne.
For each of them, an artist or a group of artists expresses their vision on the concrete implementation of sustainable development. .
I did not like the exibition, only the cube theater...the picture shows the only interesting sculture in the building....and I am not sure what it was..:)
Having lived in Osaka for seven years, I've managed to get myself to Nagoya three or four times. It's a pretty easy city to navigate and isn't congested or cluttered, although from own perspective, I feel an eerie sense of "otherness" - it's similar to what I'm accustomed to, but in a scaled down version.
Nagoya is like Yokohama in a parallel dimension, the diet coke version of Osaka, or perhaps a regional affiliate of Tokyo Inc. I was bored. It always seems like something is about to happen, but never actually does. Anyway it's unlikely you'll ever visit Japan without seeing at least one other city or locale so you can judge for yourself.