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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

For the Yamagata Prefecture Paralympic Flame Festival, in the spirit of an inclusive society, flame lighting will be carried out in all 35 cities, towns and villages (36 locations) throughout the prefecture using methods that are unique to and promoting their traditions, culture and industry. The flame gathering ceremony and departure ceremony will be held in the athletics arena of Yamagata Prefectural General Sports Park, which has been developed as a place where residents can enjoy a diverse range of sports and recreation activities. Flame lighting highlights will include when the flames from the 35 cities, towns and villages throughout Yamagata Prefecture are brought together to form four regional flames, and then when they come together to form the Yamagata flame – the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic flame (Yamagata Prefecture) – after which a representative will light the Paralympic cauldron and the Flame for the Future of Yamagata (proposed name) declaration is presented.

Regional flame celebration

Date City Venue
TBD Yamagata City Yamadera Konpon Chudo Hall
TBD Yamagata City Zao Dai Gongen
TBD Yonezawa City Yonezawa City Sukoyaka Center
TBD Tsuruoka City Komagihara Park
TBD Sakata City Pier East Wharf of the Sakata Port
TBD Shinjo CIty Parking of Shinjo City Hall
TBD Sagae City Jionji Temple
TBD Kaminoyama City Kaminoyama Public Park
TBD Murayama City Atago-bori moat of Okubo
TBD Nagai City Nagai Shimin Bunka Kaikan
TBD Tendo City Tendo Nishinumata Site Park
TBD Higashine City Hotel in the city
TBD Obanazawa City Pottery Facility
TBD Nanyo City Nanyo City Hall
TBD Yamanobe Town Yamanobe Town Central Public Hall
TBD Nakayama Town Nakayama Town Central Public Hall
TBD Kahoku Town Yamagata Prefectural Relief Facility Miyamasou
TBD Nishikawa Town Hondouji Kuchinomiya Yudonosan Shrine
TBD Asahi Town Kuki-Jinja Shrine
TBD Oe Town Mogami River side
TBD Oishida Town Oishida town kawabata river por
TBD Kaneyama Town Kaneyama Town Nousonkankyoukaizen Center
TBD Mogami Town Mogami Town Central Public Hall
TBD Funegawa Town Koseien(Facilities for supporting people with disabilities)
TBD Mamurogawa Town Mamurogawa Town Event House Yurakukan
TBD Okura Village Okura Central Public Hall
TBD Samekaw Village Sakegawa Village Recreational Park
TBD Tozawa Village Tozawa Central Public Hall
TBD Takahata Town Route399 Intersection
TBD Kawanishi Town Daikoin Temple
TBD Oguni Town Oguni Develop General Centre
TBD Shirataka Town Shirataka Central Public Hall
TBD Iide Town Town Synthesis Center Earth
TBD Shonai Town Hibiki Holl
TBD Mikawa Town Nanohana Hall
TBD Yuza Town Yuza Station Square

Flame Gathering in Prefecture

Date City Venue
TBD Tendo City Yamagata Prefectural General Sports Park

Depart for Tokyo

Date City Venue
TBD Tendo City Yamagata Prefectural General Sports Park

Flame visits

No implementation