Prefecture 3 of 47
12 - 16 Aug.

For the Iwate Prefecture Paralympic Flame Festival, all 33 cities, towns and villages throughout the prefecture will carry out flame lighting, and flame gathering will be carried out in the outdoor parking lot of a shopping mall in Morioka City, which is renowned for its world record-holding Japanese drum parades, from where the Paralympic flame will also leave.

Flame lighting highlights will be the lighting of the flame using unique methods at various scenic locations throughout the prefecture, such as lighting the flame from the 3.11 Light of Hope permanent gas lamp monument in Rikuzentakata City, which suffered major damage in the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, and lighting the flame in Iwaizumi Town by concentrating the rays of the sun reflected in water from an underground lake in Ryusendo, one of the three largest limestone caves in Japan.

Regional flame celebration

Date City Venue
Aug. 15 Morioka City Morioka Odori shotengai Arcade
Aug. 15 Hachimantai City Hachimantai Matsuo General Sports Park
Aug. 16 Takizawa City Big roof takizawa
Aug. 16 Shizukuishi Town Alpen World Ski Championships Memorial Park
Aug. 16 Kuzumaki Town Kuzumaki Town Hall Parking Lot
Aug. 14 Iwate Town Roadside Station Ishigaminooka
Aug. 15 Shiwa Town Ogal Square East
Aug. 13 Yahaba Town Yahaba Museum of History and Folklore
Aug. 12 Hanamaki City Outdoor Plaza,Hanamaki General Gymnasium
Aug. 16 Kitakami City Shopping Center
Aug. 12 Tono City Hayase river green park
Aug. 13 Ichinoseki City Surisawa Shopping District, Daito
Aug. 12 Oshu City Esashi-Fujiwara Heritage Park
Outdoor Stage Bugakuden
Aug. 12 Nishiwaga Town Juntakukai Workstation Yuda・Sawauchi
Aug. 16 Kanegasaki Town Kanegasaki Central Lifelong Learning Center
Aug. 15 Hiraizumi Town Hiraizumi Elementary School
Aug. 15 Miyako City Kuwagasaki Community Center
Tsugaruishi Community Center
Omoe Elementary School
Taro Daiichi Junior High School
Aug. 15 Ofunato City Suzaki River Waterfront Plaza
Aug. 12 Rikuzentakata City Kesen Carpentry & Folklore Museum
Aug. 15 Kamaishi City Kamaishi Station Square
Aug. 14 Sumita Town Sumita town hall
Aug. 12 Otsuchi Town Shiroyama Park
Aug. 16 Yamada Town Ogurayama
Aug. 12 Iwaizumi Town Ryusendo
Aug. 16 Tanohata Village Azby Hall,Tanohata Village
Aug. 15 Kuji City Kuji Civic Gymnasium
Aug. 15 Ninohe City Ninohe City Civic Center
Aug. 12 Fudai Village Fudai Station
Aug. 12 Karumai Town Karumai Town Welfare Center for the Elderly
Aug. 12 Noda Village Noda village hall
Aug. 12 Kunohe Village HOZ Hall(Kunohe Village Community Center)
Aug. 13 Hirono Town Agri Park Osawa
Aug. 12 Ichinohe Town Goshono Jomon Park

Flame Gathering in Prefecture

Date City Venue
Aug. 16 Morioka City Outdoor parking of a shopping mall

Depart for Tokyo

Date City Venue
Aug. 16 Morioka City Outdoor parking of a shopping mall

Flame visits 

The Paralympic flame will visit government buildings and support facilities for the impaired persons, etc., in four locations in Iwate Prefecture: Oshu City, Otsuchi Town, Noda Village and Ichinohe Town.

How to enjoy the Paralympic Torch Relay