60 Pages, 56 glossy board, 4 paper pages

This comb-bound book has 56 photographic images and original stamps from EXPO '70 pavilions. Page 2 is a detailed map of the site in Japanese. Eah pavilion description is in Japanes and English. Has some edge-wear to cover and light markings. All pages and the comb binding are intact. Very minor tanning to outer edges, has original EXPO '70 price sticker on rear of cover.

Expo '70 was a world's fair held in Suita, Osaka Prefecture, Japan between March 15 and September 13, 1970. It's theme was "Progress and Harmony for Mankind." In Japanese, Expo '70 is often referred to as Osaka Banpaku and was the first world's fair held in an Asian country. 

Major Pavillions included

The Canadian Pavilion, designed by architect Arthur Erickson, featured two National Film Board of Canada productions: The Land, a look at Canada from coast to coast, filmed for the most part from a low-flying aircraft, as well as the animated short The City, directed by Kaj Pindal.

The West German pavilion, designed by Fritz Bornemann, featured the world's first spherical concert hall, based on artistic concepts by Karlheinz Stockhausen. The pavilion theme was "gardens of music", in keeping with which Bornemann "planted" the exhibition halls beneath a broad lawn, with the connected auditorium "sprouting" above ground. Inside, the audience was surrounded by 50 loudspeaker groups in seven rings at different "latitudes" around the interior walls of the sphere. 

The USSR Pavilion was the tallest in the fairgrounds, a sweeping red and white design by Soviet architect Mikhail V. Posokhin.

The U.S. Pavilion was an air-supported dome, a joint design by two American firms, architects Davis Brody and designers Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv.

The Netherlands Pavilion was the work of Carel Weeber and Jaap Bakema.


Lavercombes Commentari


This title has wide appeal, collectors of World Exposition memorabilia, fans of late sixties early seventies futuristic architecture, purveyor of vintage Japanese collectibles and ephemera.

EXPO '70 - Pavilion Stamps

  • Editor

    Isobe, Umezo

  • Publisher

    Masanao Takeuchi

  • Place

    Osaka, Japan

  • Date


  • Size

    23cm X 13cm

  • Condition

    Very Good

  • Binding

    Comb-bound soft cover with guilding

  • Shipping

    This item ships as a Small Item

    Click here for Shipping Information


Twentieth Century Secondhand Books & Ephemera