Prefecture 30 of 47
12 - 15 Aug.

The flame gathering and grand departure of the Hiroshima Prefecture Paralympic Flame Festival took place with the participation of representatives from the 23 municipalities and 17 special education schools across Hiroshima, the prefecture’s disability sports associations, and the Mexico Paralympic delegation. A number of unique methods were used in the flame-lighting celebrations to light the flames, which were gathered as one ‘Flame of Hiroshima’. SEGAWA Yasuyo, a left-handed pianist, made the declaration and gave a piano performance for the flame’s grand departure to Tokyo. Ms. Segawa played on a piano that survived the A-bomb.

Although part of the programme was changed due to heavy rain and COVID-19, the local flames gathered as the ‘Flame of Hiroshima’ was sent off in the grand departure ceremony carrying the thoughts and wishes of the people of Hiroshima.

Regional flame celebration

Date City Venue
Aug. 15 Hiroshima City Peace Memorial Park
Aug. 13 Kure City Yamato Wharh Park(Yamato Museum)
Aug. 15 Takehara City Bamboo Joy Highland
Aug. 13 Mihara City Mihara Region Plaza
Aug. 15 Onomichi City Jyodoji Temple
Aug. 13 Fukuyama City FUKUYAMA Fureai Land
Aug. 12 Miyoshi City Hiroshima Prefectural Miyoshi Fudoki no Oka Park
Aug. 14 Fuchu City Hajimari no Hiroba
Aug. 12 Shobara City Bihoku Hillside Park
Aug. 13 Otake City Hikari children's Club
Midori children's Club
Asunaro children's Club
Aug. 14 Higashihiroshima City Hiroshima Prefectural Rehabiritation center
for persons with disabilities Sports exchange center
Aug. 13 Hatsukaichi City Hatsukaichi City Hall
Aug. 13 Akitakata City Akitakata Citizen Culture Center
Aug. 15 Etajima City Waku Waku Center
Aug. 12-14 Fuchu Town Aki Fuchu Lifelong Learning Center Kusunoki Plaza
Aug. 15 Kaita Town Furusato Museum
Aug. 15 Kumano Town Sakakiyama Shrine
Aug. 13 Saka Town Saka townspeople Center
Aug. 12 Akiota Town Kake children's Club Osakikamijima Culture
Aug. 13 Kitahiroshima Town Oasa Taiikukan
Aug. 14 Osakikamijima Town Osakikamijima Culture Center
Aug. 13 Sera Town Sera Town Hall
Aug. 13 Jinsekikogen Town Yuki gymnasium

Flame Gathering in Prefecture

Date City Venue
Aug. 15 Hiroshima City Hiroshima Orizuru Tower

Depart for Tokyo

Date City Venue
Aug. 15 Hiroshima City Hiroshima Orizuru Tower

Flame visits

No implementation

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