China News Service, October 7th. According to Kyodo News, Fukushima Prefecture, which will start the Tokyo Olympic torch relay in March next year, has begun a tour to display the torch that ignites the torch in order to advance the Olympic torch relay.
Data map: On March 20, the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee announced the torch shape of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.
Photo courtesy of the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee
At Koriyama City Hall, which became the first exhibition venue, citizens experienced the Olympic atmosphere through photographs.
Until the beginning of March on the eve of the torch relay, the Olympic torch will be displayed in 21 cities, towns and villages in the prefecture.
The aluminum torch is a mixture of light red and gold "Sakura Gold", 71 cm long and 1.2 kg in weight.
Viewed from above, the design is in the shape of a cherry blossom. The idea is said to be derived from a drawing drawn by elementary school students in Fukushima Prefecture.
The unemployed Matsumura Kengo (75), who was the torchbearer of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics in Koriyama City, said with a smile: "I want to let others feel moved, so I didn't register this time, but I actually wanted to run with it after seeing it. "
The torch relay of the Tokyo Olympics, which has been postponed for one year due to the novel coronavirus, will start at the J-Village National Training Center in Fukushima Prefecture on March 25 next year. After that, the relay will be carried out in 47 prefectures in Japan.
In principle, the new route and schedule of the torch relay are consistent with the original plan before the postponement.
The Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee stated that the torch relay in various places in 2021 will be managed by the original local government agency, and the route and venue of the celebration will also follow the original plan.
Taking into account other unavoidable factors, there may be adjustments in the future.