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Important notice

On Tuesday 24 March 2020, the International Olympic Committee and The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games announced the postponement of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.

A new schedule for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Torch Relay will be decided in accordance with the decision made on the specific dates of the postponed Tokyo 2020 Games.

The following information was compiled and released before the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Games was announced on 24 March 2020.

For the Iwate Prefecture Paralympic Flame Festival, all 33 cities, towns and villages throughout the prefecture will carry out flame lighting, and flame gathering will be carried out in the outdoor parking lot of a shopping mall in Morioka City, which is renowned for its world record-holding Japanese drum parades, from where the Paralympic flame will also leave.

Flame lighting highlights will be the lighting of the flame using unique methods at various scenic locations throughout the prefecture, such as lighting the flame from the 3.11 Light of Hope permanent gas lamp monument in Rikuzentakata City, which suffered major damage in the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, and lighting the flame in Iwaizumi Town by concentrating the rays of the sun reflected in water from an underground lake in Ryusendo, one of the three largest limestone caves in Japan.

Regional flame celebration

Date City Venue
TBD Morioka City On the right bank of the Meiji Bridge
TBD Hachimantai City Hachimantai Matsuo General Sports Park
TBD Takizawa City Big roof takizawa
TBD Shizukuishi Town Omyojin Community Center
TBD Kuzumaki Town Kuzumaki elementary school
TBD Iwate Town Roadside Station Ishigaminooka
TBD Shiwa Town Ogal Square East
TBD Yahaba Town Yahaba Museum of History and Folklore
TBD Hanamaki City Outdoor Plaza,Hanamaki General Gymnasium
TBD Kitakami City Geto Kogen Hot Springs
TBD Tono City Hayase river green park
TBD Ichinoseki City Surisawa Shopping District
TBD Oshu City Esashi-Fujiwara Heritage Park
Outdoor Stage Bugakuden
TBD Nishiwaga Town Juntakukai Workstation Yuda・Sawauchi
TBD Kanegasaki Town Kanegasaki Central Lifelong Learning Center
TBD Hiraizumi Town Hiraizumi Yumoto Onsen Hiraizumi Hotel Musashibou
TBD Miyako City Kuwagasaki Community Center
Tsugaruishi Community Center
Omoe Elementary School
Taro Daiichi Junior High School
TBD Ofunato City Okirai fishing port
TBD Rikuzentakata City Kesen Carpentry & Folklore Museum
TBD Kamaishi City Kamaishi Station Square
TBD Sumita Town Sumita town hall
TBD Otsuchi Town Shiroyama Park
TBD Yamada Town Yamada municipal Koraku cometery
TBD Iwaizumi Town Ryusendo
TBD Tanohata Village Tanohata Village Fish Market
TBD Kuji City Kuji Civic Gymnasium
TBD Ninohe City Ninohe City Civic Center
TBD Fudai Village Sports Park Baseball Stadium N.L.40°
TBD Karumai Town Karumai nousonkankyoukaizen center
TBD Noda Village Noda village hall
TBD Kunohe Village Kunohe public hall
TBD Hirono Town Agri Park Osawa
TBD Ichinohe Town Goshono Jomon Park

Flame Gathering in Prefecture

Date City Venue
TBD Morioka City Outdoor parking of a shopping mall

Depart for Tokyo

Date City Venue
TBD Morioka City Outdoor parking of a shopping mall

Flame visits 

The Paralympic flame will visit government buildings and support facilities for the impaired persons, etc., in four locations in Iwate Prefecture: Oshu City, Otsuchi Town, Noda Village and Ichinohe Town.