On japantag, the city center of Düsseldorf transforms for one day into a Japanese experience. Düsseldorf has a rich history of trading with Japan and the local Japanese people who live there. As a result, a quarter of the companies of Japanese origin in Germany are located in this region. Additionally, Japantag also attracts many foreign visitors, who have flocked to the city after it was cancelled for two years. In the photos, you can see how crowded it had become, so crowded that some roads closed halfway through the day to help improve flow. Japanese pop culture was more prevalent than expected, with anime merchandise, snacks, and cosplayers. There were also more traditional experiences such as the shows on stage and, for example, the samurai village with lectures and demonstrations of Japanese weapons.
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