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12 - 16 Aug.

The Hokkaido Prefecture Paralympic Flame Festival will feature flame lighting in 24 cities, towns and villages. The flame gathering ceremony will take place at the Former Hokkaido Government Office Building Front Yard, and the Paralympic flame will depart for Host City Tokyo. The highlights of the flame lighting will include a traditional Ainu ritual, local festivals and other original flame-lighting methods.

Regional flame celebration

Date City Venue
TBD Iwamizawa City East Station Plaza
TBD Takigawa City Takikawa City B&G Marine Center
Aug. 12 Fukagawa City Fukagawa City Athletics Field
TBD Sapporo City TBD
Aug. 14 Ebetsu City Ebetsu City Gymnasium
Aug. 12 Kitahiroshima City Kitahiroshima City Hall
(Kitahiroshima Civic Exchange Open Space)
Aug. 14 Ishikari City Ishikari City Hall
Aug. 12 Tomakomai City Tomakomai City Hall
Aug. 16 Shiraoi Town Community Health Center(Ikiiki4・6)
Aug. 15 Abira Town Hayakita Elementary School's gymnasium,located in the town of Abira
Aug. 12 Asahikawa City Kawamura Kaneto Aynu Memorial Hall
Asahikawa Station,South Square
Asahikawa Kitasaito Garden
Aug. 12 Nayoro City Nayoro Observatory
Aug. 12 Kitami City Kitami City Toryo Park Athletics Stadium
Aug. 12 Abashiri City Okhotsk Cultural Exchange Center
TBD Obihiro City TBD
Aug. 14 Kushiro City Lake Akan Ainu Theater
TBD Noboribetsu City Noboribetsu Gymnasium
Aug. 13 Eniwa City Eniwa City Child's Development Support Center
Aug. 12 Tobetsu Town Aso Park
Aug. 14 Shinshinotsu Village Shinshinotsu Community Center
Aug. 12 Esashi Town Esashi Fukushi-kai Social Services Corporation
(Head Office Front Area)
Aug. 14 Kyogoku Town Kyogoku Furusato Festival Venue
Aug. 14 Atsuma Town Atsuma Town Karumai Archaeological Site Survey and Arrangement Office
Aug. 12 Mukawa Town Hobetsu Museum

Flame Gathering in Prefecture

Date City Venue
Aug. 16 Sapporo City The Former Hokkaido Government Office Building Front Yard

Depart for Tokyo

Date City Venue
Aug. 16 Sapporo City The Former Hokkaido Government Office Building Front Yard

Flame visits

An exhibition of the flame visit to Hokkaido will be held at government offices, commercial facilities and various other locations in several cities across the prefecture.