Tokyo 2020 NIPPON Festival

A spectacular festival of culture bringing together leading artists and communities in Japan to welcome the Games

*The Tokyo 2020 NIPPON Festival has been cancelled for 2020 due to the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Games.
We are currently considering plans for 2021, including its content and schedule. We will inform you as soon as it is decided.

The "Tokyo 2020 NIPPON Festival" is the official cultural programme of the Tokyo 2020 Games. The programme will boost excitement and anticipation toward the Games while promoting Japan’s unique culture widely across Japan and worldwide. It will encourage people from different backgrounds to participate and develop friendships that will lead to a diverse and inclusive society.

Through cultural activities and art programmes, the Tokyo 2020 NIPPON Festival will provide different opportunities for as many people as possible to take part in the Tokyo 2020 Games.

Tokyo 2020 NIPPON Festival is here to build energy
towards Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.
The festival will be a welcoming place where various people and
cultures from Japan and across the world interact in celebration of the Games.
Regional towns and big cities, Japan and the world—just
imagine what can happen when we reach beyond boundaries and unite together.
Extraordinary cultures will bloom and flourish.
The power and wonder of diversity will shine brightly.
New cultures and inspiration will lead us toward an amazing future.
And each one of us is the main player in this prelude.
We are the stars, gracing the stages in each and every town across Japan.
The excitement starts by uniting the passion and diversity of all corners of the country.
Tokyo 2020 NIPPON Festival.
Opening new gateways, introducing new possibilities for Japan.

Tokyo 2020's own festival programmes

The Tokyo 2020 NIPPON Festival aims to encourage people from various backgrounds to participate in common projects and communicate with each other in order to promote the concept of an inclusive society. It also aims to give people an opportunity to become involved in the Olympic and Paralympic movements, creating a sense of anticipation in advance of the Games by means of its cultural and artistic events.

Co-hosted Programmes will be held all over Japan

Showcasing Japan’s proud culture and performing arts through the TOKYO 2020 NIPPON FESTIVAL, building excitement for the Games.

*The co-hosted programmes due to feature in the festival will no longer take place in 2020.

Promotion video production staff

Director/Design Atsushi Makino
Animation Shin Hashimoto, Kengo Nakashio, Ryotaro Suzuki, Wataru Watanabe, Taiki Yamada
Music Chikara Uemizutaru
Producer Ken Onodera

Concept video production staff

Director Asao Tokolo Artist / Creator of Festival Emblem
Algorithmic Design Shohei Matsukawa Architect / Associate Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University SFC
Japanese Drum Performing Eitetsu Hayashi Japan’s Premier Solo Taiko Drummer / EITETSU FU-UN no KAI(Japanese Taiko Drummers Unit)
Producer Keiko Yamaguchi

Official Partners

Supporting Partners

Associating Partners

Other Japanese cultural events