Japan Day with fireworks
Japan Day Düsseldorf/NRW
Since 2002, a Japan Day has been a regular event in the state capital in either May or June. It has developed into one of the most popular Düsseldorf events. Designed as a festival to bring Germans and Japanese together, the Japanese people living in Düsseldorf use the occasion to present their country’s culture. Kimono fittings, calligraphy, samurai warriors and musical groups are amongst the regular highlights. The grand finale is traditionally the huge Japanese fireworks display for which a pyrotechnician travels in from Japan with special fireworks. The two communities have certainly grown closer over the decades of increasing collaboration. The term “Japan’s capital on the Rhine” has long since been more than just a turn of phrase.
Photo: Düsseldorf Tourismus GmbH