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The theme is Reviving the Ocean

ZERI Japan will participate with its own pavilion at the Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan.

The theme of Blue Ocean Dome is “Reviving the Ocean”.
With the “consciousness transforming devices” that will cause an attitude change toward the earth and oceans,
Blue Ocean Dome will offer an unprecedented experience to visitors through various events related to the sustainable use of the oceans in the exhibition space .

The Team

Architectural Design

Shigeru Ban

Shigeru Ban Architects. CEO

Shigeru Ban studied architecture in the U.S. and is known for his architecture using paper tubes, containers, and other materials, as well as his disaster relief activities. In 2014, he received the Pritzker Prize, an international award in the field of architecture.

General Producer

Kenya Hara

Nippon Design Center, Inc. CEO

Kenya Hara provides multifaceted design direction utilizing Japanese tradition and aesthetics as future resources.
He emphasizes not only on “substance” but also on the “matter” on his designs. 

Architectural Concept

Looking at the history of World Expositions, pavilion architecture has in the past been a place for experientation with ideas, structures, and materials for future buildings. Unfortunately, in recent years this tradition has died out, and most pavilions have become simply “play of shapes” relying on computer technology.

We are now proposing new materials and structure that are unprecedented in the world.

Exhibition Concept

Marine pollution caused by plastic, a substance essential to human society, is a symbolic event of the Anthropocene that has a negative impact on the chain of life. The universe, life, and the oceans, which give birth to an endless chain of life, are mysteries that even the most advanced chemistry has not yet been able to elucidate.

Plastic waste undoubtedly continues to infiltrate this enigma.

In the context of Earth’s enduring history,
this pollution may be but a brief episode in the ongoing saga of Homo sapiens rise and fall.
Can humanity truly overcome this crisis?


ZERI Japan is looking for companies to sponsor the pavilion. Please contact us from here.

Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan

Schedule: 184 days from April 13 to October 13, 2025
Venue: Yumeshima, Osaka