The mascots were chosen by the
elementary school children’s voting.

Tokyo 2020 mascots are the first mascots in the Olympic and Paralympic Games history that were chosen exclusively by elementary school children. 16,769 elementary schools participated in the voting, including Japanese schools outside of Japan.
The mascots will start to work passionately towards the Tokyo 2020 Games.

The Tokyo 2020 mascots “Miraitowa” and “Someity” debuted!

The Tokyo 2020 mascots were unveiled on July 22nd (Sun), 2018.

About the vote by elementary schoolchildren

Tokyo 2020 mascots Designs were chosen by elementary school children’s voting held at 16,769 schools in Japan, as well as Japanese schools abroad.

<Schedule of Elementary School Children Voting>

*Tokyo 2020 mascots voting period ended on February 22nd, 2018.

Pre-registration Period: November 20th 2017 to February 22nd 2018
Voting Period: December 11th to February 22nd 2018
<Results of Elementary School Children Voting>
Number of Schools that voted: 16,769 schools
Number of class that voted: 205,755 classes

The deadline for accepting design applications expired

Thank you to everyone who submitted entries.

Period for accepting mascot design entries: From noon on Tuesday, 1 August until noon on Monday, 14 August 2017
Number of applications received - 2,042

Entry requirements

Entry requirements regarding designs for the Tokyo 2020 Mascots

FAQ regarding Design Entries

A FAQ regarding Design Entries for the Tokyo 2020 Mascots

Details regarding Selection of the Mascots

  Details of evaluation Number of valid entries
1.

Format check (22-23, 29-30 August 2017)

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Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee staff checked all entries to ensure they complied with all format requirements.
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Entries that passed the above process were then checked by legal staff at the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee to ensure they complied with all legal requirements.
1,753 entries remaining at this stage
2.

Design check (13-14 September 2017)

Specialists from various related companies examined the remaining entries to judge whether they would appeal to elementary school-aged children. Designs and mascot profiles were examined.

A part of the design examination by specialists was streamed live online. Thank you to the many viewers who tuned in to watch.

98 entries remaining at this stage
3.

Examination by the Mascot Selection Panel (26-28 September 2017)

Members of the Mascot Selection Panel examined the 98 entries passed by the specialists to judge whether the entries amply reflected the spirit of the Tokyo 2020 Games Vision, and the spirit and values of the Olympic and Paralympic movements. A total of 16 entries passed this stage of the selection process.

A part of the examination conducted by the Mascot Selection Panel was streamed live online. Thank you to the many viewers who tuned in to watch.
16 entries remaining at this stage
4.

Selection of the mascot design candidates by the Mascot Selection Panel (13 October 2017)

Selection of mascot design candidates to be voted on by elementary schoolchildren. Mascot design candidates will be announced on December 7 once they have completed trademark verification and other required processes.

3 entries remaining at this stage
5.

Voting by elementary schoolchildren (11 December - 22 February 2017)

Elementary schoolchildren across Japan will select the winning mascots by vote.

1 entry remaining at this stage
6.

Tokyo 2020 Mascots will be unveiled. (28 February 2018)

1 entry remaining at this stage
7.

Tokyo 2020 Mascot Naming Selection (April 27th and May 28th, 2018)

With the help of an outsourced company, the mascot naming was developed based on questionnaires given to elementary school students who participated in the voting and an interview to with the mascot creator Mr. Taniguchi. The names for the Olympic and Paralympic mascots were then ranked.

30 candidates each
8.

Domestic and international Trademark Search

After performing trademark searches within Japan and internationally, names for both the Olympic and Paralympic mascots were selected.

1 final candidate each