“Japan Day Düsseldorf/NRW: 600,000 visitors celebrate festival of German-Japanese friendship on the Rhine – festival is taking place on 16 May in 2020

The 18th Japan Day Düsseldorf/NRW transformed Düsseldorf’s Rhine embankment promenade into a backdrop for celebrating Japan and Germany’s friendship. 600,000 visitors were given a taste of Japanese culture and celebrated with Düsseldorf’s Japanese community. Both traditional and modern aspects of the country, ranging from calligraphy to cosplay, were on show at 70 information and activity tents. Meanwhile on the main stage on Burgplatz, an enthusiastic public was treated to a musical programme with concerts by performers such as the taiko drummer Takuya Taniguchi and the jazz band Kurofune. The Japanese fireworks display which formed the grand finale of the event took the theme of “A Trip to Japan” which was depicted in the night sky above the Rhine in five dazzling scenes. The next Japan Day Düsseldorf/NRW will take place on 16 May 2020.”