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Denmark Pavilion

日本語

 

During the world's biggest sports event held in Tokyo this summer, the exhibition "Denmark - the Land of Everyday Wonder" at the Royal Danish Embassy will be open to the public every day from 11 to 18 o’clock from July 23 (Fri.) to August 8 (Sun.) and August 24 (Tue.) to September 4 (Sat.). There is no need to register, but you might have to wait to enter if crowded, as there is a limit of 150 guests at the time. This ‘Denmark Pavilion’ will introduce Denmark and its representative companies and organizations. Across the street at the Hillside Forum will be an exhibition of Japanese-inspired Danish architecture and design, which will be open from 11 to 19 o'clock from July 23 (Fri) to August 8 (Sun).

 

Opening hours for the last weekend during the Paralympics:
Monday - Friday (August 30 - September 3): 11am - 5:30pm
Saturday (September 4): 11am - 6pm
Sunday (September 5): CLOSED

 

The opening ceremony for the event will be held on Friday, July 23, from 11:45 a.m. at Hillside Forum for the media. At the opening ceremony, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark will make a speech. Mr. Taro Kono, Chairman of the Japan-Denmark Parliamentary Friendship League, and Mr. Kengo Kuma, architect, who have a close relationship with the Kingdom of Denmark, are also scheduled to make comments.

 

The Denmark Exhibition will have seven booths with themes such as design, healthcare, green transition (energy), food, and tourism, and will focus on the attractions of Denmark.

During the event, the Royal Danish Embassy will be open to the public, where visitors can enjoy family-friendly events, a kids' corner for children, and Danish snacks and drinks. In the Ambassador's residence and garden, Danish companies will be holding seminars for businesses and cross-industrial exchange events.

Furthermore, an architecture exhibition will be held at the Hillside Forum across from the Embassy. The exhibition will focus on how Danish architecture and design have been inspired by Japan over the past 150 years, and will provide an insight into the relationship between the two countries.

 

The venue for the Denmark exhibition was designed by Hiroshi Kato, an architect who has won top prizes in competitions for kindergartens and museums in Europe. The design focuses on sustainability and the common efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations. With an abundance of natural light, the space feels in harmony with nature, and the 450-square-meter courtyard is covered with an arcade so that visitors can enjoy it even in the rain.

 

We are very much aware of concerns surrounding the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and would like to share how we during the Denmark Pavilion at the Embassy intend to manage and control the safety of all participants. The Denmark Pavilion will operate in an open and well ventilated Pavilion to strengthen the measures for preventing the spread of the virus. The Embassy will require every employee, volunteer, and guest to wear a mask. In addition upon entry every individual will have their temperature measured and be asked to disinfect. Disinfecting alcohol will likewise be provided throughout the Pavilion and art exhibition.

 

Message from Peter Taksøe-Jensen, Ambassador of Denmark to Japan
Sustainability and green transition are the cornerstones of the strategic cooperation between Japan and Denmark. By organizing this exhibition, we hope that many Japanese people will get information about Denmark, Danish culture and Danish companies.

We are very excited about the exhibition and believe that we have something unique to offer. However, none of this would have been possible without the wonderful support of our sponsors and partners, so I would like to personally thank all of them.

 

The pavilion has been made possible due to the generous contribution and participation of our main partners and sponsors:
Novo Nordisk Pharma Ltd., Coloplast, VisitDenmark, GN Hearing Japan, Ørsted Japan, Odense Bys Museer, Lundbeck Japan, and Tokai University.