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Port of Osaka 150th Anniversary 2017

The City of Osaka celebrated the 150th Anniversary of the Port of Osaka together with the citizens
About Port of Osaka 150th Anniversary Program

Since its opening on July 15, 1868, Port of Osaka has developed as a citizens’ port, and marks its 150th year in 2017.
The City of Osaka celebrated the 150th memorable anniversary of the Port of Osaka along with many citizens to take this opportunity to further increase the port’s presence.

Mouth of the Ajigawa River in the early Meiji era

Mouth of the Ajigawa River in the early Meiji era

   Tempozan Pier Completion Ceremony in 1920
Tempozan Pier Completion Ceremony in 1920

Basic concepts

  • Celebrate Port of Osaka 150th anniversary together with citizens
  • Praise our predecessors’ achievements and extend our gratitude to them
  • Provide an opportunity to further develop citizens’ affection for Port of Osaka
  • Take this opportunity to increase presence of Port of Osaka through international exchanges between ports, and other measures
  • Enhance ability of Port of Osaka to attract customers to contribute to revitalizing seaside areas
  • Take this opportunity to develop a future vision for Port of Osaka and renew recognition of its attractiveness and roles

Events in Celebration of Port of Osaka 150th Anniversary

Port 150th Anniversary Commemorative Ceremony

Port 150th Anniversary
Commemorative Ceremony

   Asia Global Ports Conference
Asia Global Ports Conference

Asia Global Ports Conference

Asia Global Ports Conference

   Sailing Boat EXPO
Sailing Boat EXPO

Sailing Boat Exhibition "Kaiwomaru Returns"

Sailing Boat Exhibition
"Kaiwomaru Returns"

   and other events

Related events

"DREAMS COME TRUE" Fireworks Festival

"DREAMS COME TRUE"
Fireworks Festival

   Osaka Port Cutter Race
Osaka Port Cutter Race

"conne-colle Rock 2017" Music Festival

"conne-colle Rock 2017"
Music Festival

   Suminoe Art Beat 2017
Suminoe Art Beat 2017
   and other events

PR poster for Port of Osaka 150th Anniversary Program
PR poster

This poster represents Port of Osaka further development as an international tourism city open to the world, combining the landmark of Port of Osaka and a cruise ship, symbolizing the tourism city of Osaka, and which contributes to the port city’s greater ability to broaden its appeal. The cargo ship filled with containers on it also demonstrates the robust growth of the Port of Osaka.


Designed by Akane Kitano (living in Higashi-Osaka City), Visual Design Department, Osaka City Kogei Senior High School

   PR poster for Port of Osaka 150th Anniversary Program
PR poster for Port of Osaka 150th Anniversary Program

Logo mark for Port of Osaka 150th Anniversary Program
Logo mark design

The designed numeric string of “150,” which symbolizes the geography of Port of Osaka represents the port’s position as an international hub and role in international trade. Additionally, the Ferris wheel-designed set of letters clearly shows the real Ferris wheel’s role as a landmark that draws attention to the port and helps promote the seaside areas.

Although simple, this logo has a sophisticated design, and friendly and pleasant charm.


Designed by Haruyuki Miyata (living in Tokyo)
   Logo mark for Port of Osaka 150th Anniversary Program
Logo mark for Port of Osaka 150th Anniversary Program

Commendation ceremony for the selected logo mark and poster for Port of Osaka 150th Anniversary Program (held on October 18, 2016)   

Commendation ceremony for the selected logo mark and poster for Port of Osaka 150th Anniversary Program (held on October 18, 2016)