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12 - 16 Aug.

For the Miyagi Prefecture Paralympic Flame Festival, nine cities and towns throughout the prefecture will carry out flame lighting before a flame gathering ceremony and departure ceremony is held in Kotodai Park Open-air Concert Hall in the centre of Sendai City.

Flame lighting will be carried out at tourist locations, etc., throughout the prefecture, such as the Space Tower/Cosmo House, which is a symbol of Kakuda City, and the Historical Museum of Jomon Village OkuMatsushima, which is next to historic Satohama Shell Midden, where one can study about the Jomon period. At fire gathering of the Paralympic flame, the flame will be fuelled using biogas manufactured in various locations by children and by people with impairments, which will be brought together as the Miyagi Prefecture Paralympic flame, from where it will leave for the host city Tokyo.

Regional flame celebration

Date City Venue
Aug. 15 Sendai City Social welfare service corporation
Sensyunomori Restaurant Peer-terrace
Aug. 15 Ishinomaki City Ishinomaki City General Sports Park
Aug. 12 Kesennuma City Kesennuma City Welfare Center Yasuragi
Aug. 14 Kakuda City Daiyama Park
Aug. 16 Iwanuma City Iwanuma Fire Station
Aug. 15 Higashi Matsushima City The Historical Museum
of Jomon Village OkuMatsushima
Aug. 15 Osaki City Kashimadai Mizu/Hana/Midori Entertainment Plaza
(Kashimadai Central Baseball Ground)
Aug. 15 Watari Town Miyagi Prefecture Fishery Cooperative, Sennan Branch, Watari Fish Market
Aug. 14 Kami Town Nakaniida Cultural Center

Flame Gathering in Prefecture

Date City Venue
Aug. 16 Sendai City Kotodai Park Open-air Concert Hall

Depart for Tokyo

Date City Venue
Aug. 16 Sendai City Kotodai Park Open-air Concert Hall

Flame visits

The town of Zao features some of the best ski resorts in Miyagi Prefecture and is close to Mt. Okama, which is a symbol of Zao. The Paralympic flame, which will be lit at the Kattadake peak, will be on display at Togatta Onsen, which is set in the midst of an area of natural beauty.