Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Torch Relay brand design

Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Torch Relay brand design-kv

We are pleased to introduce the torch and emblem to be used for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Torch Relay.

Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Torch Relay Emblem

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Torch Relay Emblem has been designed from the perspective of consistency with the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic brand and easy recognition as part of the brand family.

The three rectangular shapes that make up the Tokyo 2020 Games emblems have been redesigned to resemble the flame of a torch and express the dynamic movement of a flame. The design also incorporates the fukibokashi technique for colour gradation often used in traditional Japanese ukiyoe painting to further imbue the emblem with a Japanese aesthetic.

Traditional Japanese colours have been used to emphasise the flame of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic torch. A combination of gold and yellow ochre is featured to depict the brilliance of diverse personalities, which together create an overall sense of a Japanese-style festival and expectations for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

The light of the Paralympic torch represents countless encounters among people and widespread mutual acceptance. In August 2020, thanks to the Paralympic Torch Relay, this light will shine brightly on the new society that will emerge from the interactions of people from around the world.

Tokyo 2020 Paralympic torch

Tokyo 2020 Paralympic torch

In line with the concept ‘Share Your Light’, the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Torch will be created in Tokyo in August 2020 by the coming together of the collective passion of everyone who is supporting the Paralympics.

The torch for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Torch Relay will symbolise the coming together of the sentiments of everyone who is involved with and supporting the Paralympic Games.

Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Torch Relay torchbearer uniforms

Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Torch Relay torchbearer uniforms

Based on the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Torch Relay concept ‘Share Your Light’ and incorporating the core Tokyo 2020 chequered motif, the design of the uniform embodies the vision of new partnerships between humans, as well as between humans and society.