MYAKU-MYAKU Appears in the Night Sky of Osaka! “Expo2025 is Coming. 1 Year to Go. Special Drone Show.”


Written by rina

MYAKU-MYAKU and the words 1year to go are represented by a drone.

While PR events were being held in various locations in preparation for Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan, a special drone show was held in Osaka.
This time, we will introduce the drone show, which was held as a “surprise event” without prior notice.


The venue is “Nakanoshima Gate Sea Station.”

The “Expo 2025 Is Coming! 1 Year to Go. Special Drone Show” to build excitement for the hosting of Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan was held on May 14, 2024.
The location was the area near Nakanoshima Gate Sea Station, right by the Osaka Municipal Central Wholesale Market, on the west coast of Nakanoshima connecting to Tenjinbashi.

Osaka cityscape seen from Nakanoshima Center Building

This picture is the view from the Nakanoshima Center Building, and the area jutting out in front of the camera is the west coast of Nakanoshima. The venue for the drone show was a bit beyond that (where the Dojimagawa River flowing from the right joins the Tosaborigawa River on the left).

It so happens that the Osaka Municipal Central Wholesale Market right by the event location is a large site bringing together marine products, produce, processed goods, and more from all over Japan to supply to Osaka and Kansai. It’s said that over 12,000 cars enter and leave in a day!


Just before the start of the show, about 500 drones were standing by.

Now, this drone show was a media event, so there was no advance notice. Since it was a so-called “secret” event, the only people on site an hour before the start of the show were the media.
Meanwhile, when we turned our attention to the river deck, the drones were being prepared.

Drones emitting red color from LED lights

I was surprised to see what was going on because of all the red lights on the deck.

Drone changed from red to green light

After a while, the lights turned green!
Around 500 drones were used in the show. Maybe the color change was a trial before launch?

The show was scheduled to start at 7:30 PM. Thirty minutes before, the promoter gave a briefing on taking pictures to everyone from the press. A photo shot in a test the previous day was shown, and all the media members who saw it dispersed to the photography spot.

Although the sky was fairly bright 30 minutes before the event, it grew darker as the appointed time approached.

Clear skies before the start of the drone show

Today’s skies are clear and cloudless! There was almost no wind, perfect conditions for a drone show.
Then, 7:30 PM came with a reverberating whirring sound, and the drones gleaming red and blue took off all at once!

Drones taking off at once


Surprise drone show opens! A total of 12 scenes of the show!

The light from the flying drone goes out and the sky above is blacked out.
“Huh?” The next thing I knew, the main catchphrase for Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, “Here it comes, the Expo,” and the tagline “Toward all life and an exciting future. came to life!
The surprise drone show was finally underway!

A drone depicts
A drone depicts “It’s coming, the Expo!.”

Drones have drawn a picture of
Drones have drawn a picture of “Towards a Brighter Future for All.”

I realized that people who caught on to the drone show were gathered around me, saying “Ooh!” and “Wow!”
The drones rose to a maximum height around 140 m. Then, they formed red and blue orbs that, little by little, began to link.

The way the drone paints the red and blue spheres

Programmed drones create a change of scene

A drone show that beautifully rendered even the most complex pictures.

The two spheres mix to form one large sphere. It is possible to express such a complicated picture.
The drone then transforms into EXPO2025 and the Expo logo, and then into MYAKU-MYAKU!

Drone Reproduction of Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai Logo and EXPO 2025

MYAKU-MYAKU drawn by drone

A total of 12 scenes of pictures and text decorated the night sky in a 10-minute drone show.

MYAKU-MYAKU and the words 1year to go are represented by a drone.

Drones are also used to draw MYAKU-MYAKU in motion.

Drone-drawn “2025.4.13 See you at Yumeshima”

OSAKA,KANSAI.JAPAN EXPO2025 and the drone that draws

Even though they were programmed, I was nervous that so many drones flying at once would bump into each other.
At any rate, my first drone show was a more thrilling event than I expected!


Drone Show that made Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai a great success

This event was managed by Drone Show Japan, Inc. They are the drone show company with the No. 1 track record in Japan: their work includes the drone show at the J-League 30th Anniversary Special Match held at the National Stadium and the show at the Japan Anime & Character Drone Show Festival “STARDANCE in Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise.”

Drone depicted
Drone depicted “Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition Drone Show Japan”.

Drone Show Japan has decided to be the first Japanese company to promote Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan by means of a drone show one year prior to the event by applying to the Japan Association for the International Exposition, 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan!
This was a surprise event without public viewing, but we may see more drone events in the future. Let’s hope the next show will be one that many people can enjoy!

That’s all for this report on the drone show.
The video is available on the Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan YouTube page, so be sure to check it out!



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