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12 - 14 Aug.

The Tokushima Paralympic Flame Festival will be held over a three-day period from Thursday 12 August to Saturday 14 August to coincide with the Awa Odori summer festival, which is part of the prefecture's globally recognised traditional culture.

Firstly, on Thursday 12 August and Friday 13 August, flame lighting will be carried out by people with impairments at 24 locations throughout the prefecture in events planned by local cities, towns and villages. On Saturday 14 August, the flames from the 24 cities, towns and villages will be brought together as one at ASTY Tokushima in Tokushima City, and after Paralympic flame visits to people throughout the prefecture as the Tokushima Prefecture flame, it will depart for the host city Tokyo, being sent off with Awa Odori, in which anyone can participate regardless of whether or not they have an impairment.

Regional flame celebration

Date City Venue
Aug. 12 Tokushima City Tokushima City Hall Citizen's Plaza
Aug. 13 Naruto City Bande Hinoki
Aug. 12 Komatsushima City Minato School for Special Needs Education
Aug. 13 Anan City Social Welfare Corporation Seeds
Ganbareru Sagyosyo
Aug. 13 Yoshinogawa City Yoshinogawa City Hall
Aug. 13 Awa City Awa City Hall
Aug. 12 Mima City Koboshien
Aug. 13 Miyoshi City Hashikura Kinrin Park
Aug. 13 Katsuura Town Revita Katsuura
Aug. 13 Kamikatsu Town Fukuhara Fureai Center
Aug. 12 Sanagouchi Village TBD
Aug. 12 Ishii Town Inogawa Park Ishii Dome
Aug. 13 Kamiyama Town Fureai GateBall Field
Aug. 12 Naka Town Asunaro Sagyosyo
Aug. 12 Mugi Town
Minami Town
Kaiyo Town
Tomita Kennan Community Care Center
Bansou S&S Hanabatake
Aug. 12 Matsushige Town Matsushige Town Hall
Aug. 12 Kitajima Town Kitajima Town Hall
Aug. 13 Aizumi Town Aizumi Town Government Buildings Hall
TBD Itano Town Itano Town Office
Aug. 12 Kamiita Town Kamiita Town Government Office
Aug. 13 Tsurugi Town The Parking Under Sadamitsu Junior High School Gymnasium
Aug. 12 Higashimiyoshi Town Okusu Park

Flame Gathering in Prefecture

Date City Venue
Aug. 14 Tokushima City ASTY Tokushima

Depart for Tokyo

Date City Venue
Aug. 14 Tokushima City ASTY Tokushima

Flame visits

The flames of enthusiasm of the people supporting the Paralympics that are lit in each area of the prefecture will be brought together as one bright light at the flame gathering ceremony to become the Tokushima Prefecture Paralympic flame, which will then visit multiple places throughout the prefecture, such as facilities for interaction among people with impairments, so as to give the opportunity to experience the Paralympic flame to as many people as possible.