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12 - 16 Aug.

In Oita Prefecture, flame lighting will be carried out in 16 locations with the participation of all cities, towns and villages throughout the prefecture, with the flame gathering ceremony and departure ceremony being held at Japan Sun Industries in Beppu City, which was established by late Dr. NAKAMURA Yutaka, who was the leader of the 1964 Tokyo Paralympic Team.

Highlights will include flame lighting at various scenic locations in the prefecture, such as the Usuki Stone Buddhas in Usuki City, which were the first Buddha figures carved in a natural rock face to be designated as National Treasures, and the Kunisaki City Historic Experience and Learning Hall, Yayoi Village where people can experience ancient lifestyles and culture.

Flames will also be lit throughout the prefecture from sources such as the Commemorative Peace Lantern at the Joi No.1 Bunker in Usa City and the fire in the kitchen of Kusu Mori no Kureyon for those with impairment in Kokonoe Town/Kusu Town, to give as many people as possible the chance to impart their thoughts to the flame.

Regional flame celebration

Date City Venue
Aug. 15 Beppu City TBD
Aug. 15 Oita City Shukusai no Hiroba
Aug. 16 Nakatsu City Nakatsu General Gymnasium
Aug. 16 Hita City Hita city athletic field
Aug. 16 Saiki City Saiki City Yayoi Sports Park,Gateball Field
Aug. 16 Usuki City Usuki Stone Buddhas,a national treasure
Aug. 16 Tsukumi City Tsukumi General Sports Park,Sunny Hall
Aug. 16 Taketa City Nihonto Tanrenjo
Aug. 16 Bungotakada City Bungotakada City Hall
Aug. 16 Kitsuki City Health and Welfare Center
Aug. 15 Usa City Johi 1 go Bunker
Aug. 16 Bungoono city Bungoono City Hall
Aug. 16 Yufu City Oita Prefectural Yufu School for Special Needs Education
Aug. 16 Kunisaki City Kunisaki City Historic Experience and Learning Hall
Aug. 12 Himeshima Village Himeshima Lighthouse
Aug. 16 Hiji Town Hiji Town Health and Welfare Center
Aug. 16 Kusu town
Kokonoe town
Social Welfare Corporation Gyounfukushikai Wind2 "Kusu Morino Kureyon", "Morino Komegura"

Flame Gathering in Prefecture

Date City Venue
Aug. 16 Beppu City Social Welfare Organization Japan Sun Industries

Depart for Tokyo

Date City Venue
Aug. 16 Beppu City Social Welfare Organization Japan Sun Industries

Flame visits

No implementation