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Important notice

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Torch Relay will be held from 12 August 2021 until 24 August 2021, during the transition period from the Olympic Games to the Paralympic Games. It will aim to create a festive atmosphere in the run-up to the Paralympic Games while maintaining the momentum generated by the Olympic Games.

Going forward, Tokyo 2020 will coordinate with the authorities in each prefecture regarding the detailed schedule of Flame lighting festivals, departure ceremonies and other ceremonies along the route of the Relay. More information will be available in due course.

As of September 28, 2020

The Mie Prefecture Paralympic Flame Festival will feature flame lighting in all 29 cities and towns throughout the prefecture, followed by a flame gathering ceremony at the Mie Center for the Arts, which is a cultural facility located in Tsu City, the prefectural capital, before the Paralympic flame departs for Tokyo.

Flame lighting highlights will include Ama woman divers, which was the first nationally important intangible folk-cultural property to be designated in Japan, the use of fire from the 2000 year-old historical and cultural monument Ise Shrine and famous kilns/potteries that produce traditional earthenware, and other unique and appealing methods of flame lighting employed by each municipalities, such as events using fire conducted at special needs schools or facilities at which people with impairments work.

The fire gathering ceremony, at which the 29 flames from throughout the prefecture will be brought together, and the departure ceremony will build enthusiasm for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in every part of Mie Prefecture.

Regional flame celebration

Date City Venue
TBD Kuwana City TBD
TBD Inabe City Hokusei civic center Parking
TBD Kisosaki Town Kisosaki Town Office
TBD Toin Town Toin Cultural Center Arts
TBD Yokkaichi City Bankonosatokaikan
TBD Komono Town TBD
TBD Asahi Town Asahi Town Community Center
TBD Kawagoe Town Kawagoe Town Office
TBD Suzuka City TBD
TBD Kameyama City 「Aiai」(Kameyama Health and Welfare Center)
TBD Matsusaka City Matsusaka Ayumi School for special needs education
TBD Taki Town TBD
TBD Meiwa Town TBD
TBD Odai Town Odai Town Office
TBD Ise City Mie Prefectural Athletics Stadium
TBD Toba City TBD
TBD Shima City Amaogoya Huts
TBD Tamaki City Genkousha
TBD Watarai Town Otomeiwa(Maiden Rock)
TBD Taiki Town Taiki Town Community Center
TBD Minamiise Town Minamiise Town Office
TBD Iga City Nagatanien (Iga ware pottery)
TBD Nabari City TBD
TBD Owase Town Kuroshio School for special needs education Owase branch school
TBD Kihoku Town Kihoku Town Office
TBD Kumano City TBD
TBD Mihama Town Mihama Health and Welfare Center
TBD Kiho Town Udono Port

Flame Gathering in Prefecture

Date City Venue
TBDTsu City Mie Center For the Arts

Depart for Tokyo

Date City Venue
TBDTsu City Mie Center For the Arts

Flame visits 

The Paralympic flame will visit mainly government buildings, sports and cultural facilities, and welfare facilities in a number of cities and towns throughout the prefecture.