Gunma

Prefecture 10 of 47
when
16 Aug.

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

Date City Venue
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

Date City Venue
Aug. 16 Isesaki City Gunma Prefectural Fureai Sports Plaza

Depart for Tokyo

Date City Venue
Aug. 16 Isesaki City Gunma Prefectural Fureai Sports Plaza

Flame visits

No implementation

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