Prefecture 20 of 47
12 - 15 Aug.

The Mie Prefecture Paralympic Flame Festival will feature flame lighting in all 29 cities and towns throughout the prefecture, followed by a flame gathering ceremony at the Mie Center for the Arts, which is a cultural facility located in Tsu City, the prefectural capital, before the Paralympic flame departs for Tokyo.

Flame lighting highlights will include Ama woman divers, which was the first nationally important intangible folk-cultural property to be designated in Japan, the use of fire from the 2000 year-old historical and cultural monument Ise Shrine and famous kilns/potteries that produce traditional earthenware, and other unique and appealing methods of flame lighting employed by each municipalities, such as events using fire conducted at special needs schools or facilities at which people with impairments work.

The fire gathering ceremony, at which the 29 flames from throughout the prefecture will be brought together, and the departure ceremony will build enthusiasm for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in every part of Mie Prefecture.

Regional flame celebration

Date City Venue
TBD Kuwana City TBD
Aug. 12 Inabe City Hokusei civic center Parking
Aug. 13 Kisosaki Town Kisosaki Town Office
Aug. 15 Toin Town Toin Cultural Center Arts
Aug. 12 Yokkaichi City Bankonosatokaikan
TBD Komono Town TBD
Aug. 12 Asahi Town Asahi Town Community Center
Aug. 13 Kawagoe Town Kawagoe Town Office
TBD Suzuka City TBD
TBD Kameyama City "Aiai" (Kameyama Health and Welfare Center)
Aug. 12 Matsusaka City Matsusaka Ayumi School for special needs education
TBD Taki Town TBD
Aug. 15 Meiwa Town TBD
Aug. 14 Odai Town Odai Town Office
Aug. 13 Ise City Mie Prefectural Athletics Stadium
Aug. 14 Toba City TBD
Aug. 15 Shima City Amaogoya Huts
Aug. 14 Tamaki Town Genkousha
Aug. 12 Watarai Town Otomeiwa(Maiden Rock)
Aug. 12 Taiki Town Taiki Town Community Center
Aug. 12 Minamiise Town Minamiise Town Office
Aug. 12 Iga City Nagatanien (Iga ware pottery)
Aug. 14 Nabari City TBD
Aug. 12 Owase City Kuroshio School for special needs education Owase branch school
Aug. 12 Kihoku Town Kihoku Town Office
TBD Kumano City TBD
Aug. 12 Mihama Town Mihama Health and Welfare Center
Aug. 14 Kiho Town Udono Port

Flame Gathering in Prefecture

Date City Venue
Aug. 15Tsu City Mie Center For the Arts

Depart for Tokyo

Date City Venue
Aug. 15Tsu City Mie Center For the Arts

Flame visits 

The Paralympic flame will visit mainly government buildings, sports and cultural facilities, and welfare facilities in a number of cities and towns throughout the prefecture.