A new respect
for natures wisdom will develop as Expo 2005 participants
from around the world share their ideas on the impact of sustainable
development in different societies. Participants of the 2005 World
Exposition will also be encouraged to provoke related questions
and debates that revolve around the various interpretations of the
Expo 2005 cultural sub-theme: "The Art of Life." Expo
2005 wants to enhance the art of life and living by networking cultural
perspectives and experiences from around the world under this important
sub-theme. Many diverse lifestyles will be explored in the context
of nature and tradition so that new arts and culture, industry,
and business opportunities can be discovered. The planners of Expo
2005 believe this will be possible by fusing advanced technology
with the ancient arts and crafts of various socio-historical backgrounds.
we are resolved to make every effort to establish a creatively conceived
international exposition where the wisdom and knowledge of the world's
peoples will be brought together in one place."
Bureau for the 2005 World Exposition, Japan.
for discovering new arts and technology at Expo 2005 are limited
only by human creativity. Imagine, for example, the trance-like
sound of techno-music fused with ancient harmony as it as it emanates
from somewhere amongst the trees and surrounds the listener with
an interpretation of natures voice. Imagine a "virtual
worlds" multimedia gaming experience that uses the latest technologies
to entertain and educate children about the environment. Visitors
to Expo 2005 will be able to experience all kinds of music and other
forms of arts, culture and technology as they explore the woodland
environment of Expo 2005 in Seto, Japan.
Seto is the
cultural center of Aichi Prefecture and has a strong tradition and
historical significance to the people of Japan. People here have
been creating both exquisite works of art and technology such as
the famed karakuri ningyo (mechanical dolls) and Noritake china.
In addition, creating practical pottery from the native clay has
been part of everyday life for over 1300 years. During this time,
Aichi has enjoyed community-managed agriculture and forests that
have been respected by local families since the region was first
have generally not been wasteful of energy or other resources and
have existed in balance with nature, until recently, when advanced
production for mass societies (specifically in the ceramics industry)
has led to environmental damage. With a return to the ancient wisdom
and a synergy with 21st century technology, Aichi is sure to be
a success in all areas of human existence.
Seto and Aichi
Prefecture have become a confluence of eastern and western cultural
trends, encompassing ancient history, tradition, culture, and technology
of both worlds. This is something that Expo 2005 wants to emulate
through the "Art of Life" theme and so all of Japan welcomes
the opportunity to serve the region and to invite the world to enjoy
the rich cultural heritage of Seto and the events profiled at the
2005 World's Fair.