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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 Tokushima Paralympic Flame Festival will be held over a three-day period from Thursday 13 August to Saturday 15 August to coincide with the Awa Odori summer festival, which is part of the prefecture's globally recognised traditional culture.

Firstly, on Thursday 13 August and Friday 14 August, flame lighting will be carried out by people with impairments at 24 locations throughout the prefecture in events planned by local cities, towns and villages. On Saturday 15 August, the flames from the 24 cities, towns and villages will be brought together as one at ASTY Tokushima in Tokushima City, and after Paralympic flame visits to people throughout the prefecture as the Tokushima Prefecture flame, it will depart for the host city Tokyo, being sent off with Awa Odori, in which anyone can participate regardless of whether or not they have an impairment.

Regional flame celebration

Date City Venue
TBD Tokushima City Tokushima City Hall Citizen's Plaza
TBD Naruto City Bande Hinoki
TBD Komatsushima City Minato School for Special Needs Education
TBD Anan City Social Welfare Corporation Seeds
Ganbareru Sagyosyo
TBD Yoshinogawa City Yoshinogawa City Hall
TBD Awa City Awa City Hall
TBD Mima City Koboshien
TBD Miyoshi City Miyoshi City Hall
TBD Katsuura Town Revita Katsuura
TBD Kamikatsu Town TBD
TBD Sanagouchi Village Sanagouchi Central Sports Park
TBD Ishii Town Inogawa Park Ishii Dome
TBD Kamiyama Town Fureai GateBall Field
TBD Naka Town Asunaro Sagyosyo
TBD Mugi Town
Minami Town
Kaiyo Town
Tomita Kennan Community Care Center Bansou
S&S Hanabatake
TBD Matsushige Town Matsushige Town Hall 101 Meeting Room
TBD Kitajima Town TBD
TBD Aizumi Town Aizumi Town Government Buildings Hall
TBD Itano Town Itano Town Office
TBD Kamiita Town Kamiita Town Government Office
TBD Tsurugi Town The Parking Under Sadamitsu Junior High School Gymnasium
TBD Higashimiyoshi Town Okusu Park

Flame Gathering in Prefecture

Date City Venue
TBD Tokuchima CIty ASTY Tokushima

Depart for Tokyo

Date City Venue
TBD Tokuchima CIty ASTY Tokushima

Flame visits

The flames of enthusiasm of the people supporting the Paralympics that are lit in each area of the prefecture will be brought together as one bright light at the flame gathering ceremony to become the Tokushima Prefecture Paralympic flame, which will then visit multiple places throughout the prefecture, such as facilities for interaction among people with impairments, so as to give the opportunity to experience the Paralympic flame to as many people as possible.