Since antiquity, the Kansai region of Japan has been a focal point of the country's flourishing politics, commerce, and culture.
Even today, remnants of these historical sites and traditions remain. The diverse lifestyles and cultures found within the region were largely shaped by the surrounding geography – it's mountains, rivers, seas, and more.
The jagged San-in coastline, created when the Japanese archipelago separated from mainland Asia millions of years ago, resulted in a number of natural harbors. Lake Biwa, the largest lake in Japan, supplied fresh water to the entire Hokuriku region.
The islands of Awaji island and Tokushima are home to some of Japan's oldest creation myths. And the historical areas of Ise and Nara in the Kii Peninsula, with is bizarre rock formations, virgin forests, and local craft culture, are the setting for some of the country's most enduring legends. The natural geography and resources of each area greatly influenced the development of regional culture, each with their own unique distinctions.
- Date: Now open
- Location: Kansai Airport Terminal 1, 2F Atrium, Canyon Bridge
- Entrance: Free
- Theme: LIFE
- Artists: In alphabetical order below
By PR Newswire Asia