The Tokyo Olympic Torch Relay will celebrate its second day in Gifu Prefecture on the 4th.
Runners will visit historical sights such as the ancient battlefield where the Battle of Sekigahara was the division of the world and Gifu Castle, which was the residence of Nobunaga Oda.
The torch relay in Gifu Prefecture, which first started in the Tokai and Hokuriku regions, will travel to a total of 6 cities and towns in the prefecture on the 4th of the second day.
Of these, in Sekigahara Town, runners run on the old battlefield where the battle of Sekigahara, which is the division of the world, was held.
In Gifu City, the torch is put in a special lantern and carried by ropeway to Gifu Castle, which was the residence of Nobunaga Oda.
After that, we will go around JR Gifu Station and finish the two-day schedule in Gifu Prefecture.
On the 4th, Hideaki Ito, an actor who was born in Gifu City and played Takamasa, the son of Dosan Saito in the taiga drama "Kirin ga Kuru", and Naoko Takahashi, a gold medalist at the Sydney Olympics Women's Marathon, will be the torch. Connect.
In Gifu Prefecture, the government's "state of emergency" was lifted at the end of February, but infections with mutant viruses have been confirmed one after another.
The executive committee of Gifu Prefecture says that the relay may be interrupted in the event of excessive congestion, and is calling for support through live broadcasting via the Internet.