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City of Design Kobe. ©City of Kobe 2010
City of Design Kobe

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Kobe has a unique creative and open-minded culture in part due to its active introduction of foreign cultures since the 1860s, when Japan opened its ports to the world. Kobe, one of the five ports, has ever since willed itself as a gateway to Japan. The citizens of Kobe participate in the creative life of their city. This was clearly seen after the 1995 earthquake that destroyed great parts of Kobe, when the citizens actively participated in rebuilding their city

on this subject: Creative Cities Network

Place/region: Kobe, Japan, Asia and the Pacific
Type: Travelogue
Production: Kobe Japan, producer.
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