Natural and Cultural Gardens at the Osaka Expo’70 Park


Contributed date

November 15, 2020 - 7:59am

Critical Commentary

The Natural and Cultural Gardens at the Osaka Expo’70 Park(自然文化公園)is a collection of green spaces built on the landfills of the multicultural ruins and waste of the World Fair held here in 1970 at the peak of postwar economic growth. 

The introductory text of the gardens is unusually honest about the historical legacy of naturecultureness of this place: "Before the Expo’70, there were bamboo forests, rice paddies and fields. However, the Expo’70 destroyed the natural environment. We have made efforts to restore forests on the vast artificial ground. That is remarkable approach in the world."

A 10-minute walk from the Suita Campus of Osaka University where some of the editors of the journal NatureCulture work it is a convenient place to start our discussion on locating multiple naturecultures.



Group Audience

Cite as

Anonymous, "Natural and Cultural Gardens at the Osaka Expo’70 Park", contributed by Gergely Mohacsi, STS Infrastructures, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 10 August 2023, accessed 25 May 2024.’70-park