Okayama

Prefecture 29 of 47
when
12 - 16 Aug.

The Okayama Prefecture Paralympic Flame Festival will be carried out with the participation of all 27 cities, towns and villages throughout the prefecture. During the five days from Thursday 12 August to Monday 16 August, the Paralympic flame will be lit in 27 cities, towns and villages throughout the prefecture, after which the flames from each city, town and village will be brought together into a single flame to make the Okayama Prefecture Paralympic flame at the Okayama Prefectural Multipurpose Grounds Athletic Stadium, before the flame departs for Tokyo.

As part of the Paralympic Flame Festival, flame lighting will be carried out by cities, towns and villages throughout the prefecture in accordance with the characteristics of each area, and by bringing together the flame into one, in addition to building a sense of oneness for the holding of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, it will embody the concept of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Torch relay, which is 'Share Your Light/You're Somebody's Light', and be an event which sees the gathering and meeting of many 'lights' (people).

Regional flame celebration

Date City Venue
Aug. 16 Okayama City Kibitsujinja Shrine Okamaden
Aug. 16 Kurashiki City Kurashiki City Hall, Mabi Branch
Aug. 13 Tsuyama City Tsuyama Athletics Stadium, Multi-purpose Square
Aug. 16 Tamano City Shibukawa Beach
Aug. 13 Kasaoka City Kasaoka Athletics Stadium
Aug. 12 Ibara City Bisei Astronomical Observatory
Aug. 12 Soja City Soja City Hall
Aug. 12 Takahashi City Takahashi Municipal Takahashi Elementary School
Aug. 15 Niimi City Hohoemi Hiroba Niimi
Aug. 12 Bizen CIty Welfare kiln
Aug. 12 Setouchi City Bizen Osafune Japanese Sword Village, Bizen Osafune Forge
Aug. 13 Akaiwa City Bizen Kokubunji Remains
Aug. 15 Maniwa City Ochiai General Park, Outdoor Gateball Field
Aug. 12 Mimasaka City Bellpeal Nature Park
Aug. 13 Asakuchi City Okayama Astronomical Museum
Aug. 16 Wake Town Masuhara Multipurpose Park
Aug. 13 Hayashima Town Sendan no Ie (Chinaberry House)
Aug. 16 Satosho Town Yotsuba no Ie (Four-leaf House)
Aug. 16 Yakage Town Yakage Town Hall
Aug. 13 Shinjo Village Shinjo Village Hall
Aug. 15 Kagamino Town Kagamino Town Central Community Center
Aug. 13 Shoo Town Shoo Town Hall
TBD Nagi Town Nagi Town Multi-purpose Sports Park
Aug. 12 Nishiawakura Village Ikiiki-fureai Center
Aug. 16 Kumenan Town Kumenan Town Sports Park (Gymnasium)
Aug. 14 Misaki Town Ryosanji Temple
Aug. 13 KibiChuo Town Kibichuo Town Hall

Flame Gathering in Prefecture

Date City Venue
Aug. 16 Okayama City Okayama Prefectural Multipurpose Grounds, Athletic Stadium

Depart for Tokyo

Date City Venue
Aug. 16 Okayama City Okayama Prefectural Multipurpose Grounds, Athletic Stadium

Flame visits 

The Paralympic flame will be displayed in government buildings, etc., in some cities before the gathering of the flames from throughout the prefecture.