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The Gunma Prefecture Paralympic Flame Festival will feature flame lighting in five locations (Chumo, Tomo, Seimo, Numata and Agatsuma) and ten schools for special needs education, after which flames will be gathered together and depart from the Gunma Prefectural Fureai Sports Plaza, which is the center of sports for people with impairments in Gunma Prefecture.
As Gunma Prefecture is the home of the Togoku culture that prospered in what is now known as the Kanto region, flame lighting highlights will include the lighting of the Paralympic flame using ancient fire-lighting techniques from the Kofun period, and the children and students from schools for special needs education in various locations throughout the prefecture who will be the center of the flame lighting activity.
Regional flame celebration
|Aug. 16||Tomioka City||Gunma Prefectural Tomioka Special Needs School|
|Aug. 16||Numata City||Gunma Prefectural Numata Special Needs School|
|Aug. 16||Higashiagatsuma Town||Gunma Prefectural Agatsuma Special Needs School|
|Aug. 16||Fujioka City||Gunma Prefectural Fujioka Special Needs School|
|Aug. 16||Tatebayashi City||Gunma Prefectural Shibukawa Special Needs School|
|Aug. 16||Midori City||Gunma Prefectural Watarase Special Needs School|
|Aug. 16||Maebashi City||Gunma Prefectural School for the Blind
Gunma Prefecutral School for the Deaf
Flame Gathering in Prefecture
|Aug. 16||Isesaki City||Gunma Prefectural Fureai Sports Plaza|
Depart for Tokyo
|Date||City||Venue||Aug. 16||Isesaki City||Gunma Prefectural Fureai Sports Plaza|