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Rugby World Cup Japan Tournament Opens Opening Ceremony at Tokyo Stadium | NHK News

2019-09-20T10:35:58.078Z

The first Rugby World Cup Japan tournament in Asia was held on the night of the 20th, and the tournament lasted for about a month and a half.



Rugby World Cup Japan tournament opens at Tokyo Stadium Opening Ceremony September 20 19:28

The first Rugby World Cup Japan tournament in Asia was held on the night of the 20th, and the tournament lasted for about a month and a half.

The opening ceremony was held at 6:30 pm at the Tokyo Stadium in Chofu, Tokyo, prior to the opening match between Japan and Russia.

At the ceremony, 15 gods such as the sea, mountains, and the earth appeared after the number of rugby positions, and expressed the good harvest prayer that was the basis of the Japanese festival and prayed for the success of the tournament.

After that, Kabuki actors Yuji Ichikawa and Ms. Ukon played a series of “Renko”.

In addition, after introducing 20 teams to participate, Richie Makow, New Zealand captain who won the previous England tournament, delivered the winning trophy “Web Ellis Cup”.

And Mr. Akishinomiya, the honorary president of the tournament, said, “The Rugby World Cup will be held in Japan for the first time in Asia. I hope that you will be able to demonstrate your outstanding technology and attract rugby fans all over the world. "

Source: nhk

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