Expo '90

Expo '90 (国際花と緑の博覧会, Kokusai Hana to Midori no Hakurankai) or The International Garden and Greenery Exposition, organized as a part of the International Expositions Convention, was the first large-scale international gardening exposition in Asia and focused on the theme of the "Harmonious Coexistence of Nature and Mankind."[1] The exposition was held in Tsurumi Ryokuchi, Osaka[2] for 183 days, from Sunday, April 1 to Sunday, September 30, 1990. The convention included participation from 83 countries and 55 international organizations and attracted over 23,126,934 visitors.

EXPO 1990 Osaka
Central gate of Expo
BIE-classHorticultural exposition
NameExpo '90
MottoThe Harmonious Coexistence of Nature and Mankind
Country Japan
Coordinates34°42′43.8″N 135°34′27″E
OpeningApril 1, 1990 (1990-04-01)
ClosureSeptember 30, 1990 (1990-09-30)
Horticultural expositions
PreviousInternational Garden Festival in Liverpool
Next1992 Floriade in Zoetermeer
Specialized expositions
PreviousWorld Expo 88 in Brisbane
NextGenoa Expo '92 in Genoa
Universal expositions
PreviousExpo '70 in Osaka
NextSeville Expo '92 in Seville

One of its main activities[1] was to establish the annual International Cosmos Prize.[3]

This was an international horticultural exposition recognized by both the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE)[4] and the International Association of Horticultural Producers.


  1. "財団法人 国際花と緑の博覧会記念協会:English:Expo'90 Foundation". Archived from the original on 21 October 2011. Retrieved 3 November 2011.
  2. Exhibitions, history. Retrieved 3 November 2011.
  3. "about International Cosmos Prize". Archived from the original on 21 October 2011. Retrieved 3 November 2011.
  4. http://www.bie-paris.org/site/en/1990-osaka
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