Tokyo Metropolitan Government, The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo
2020), Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture) and Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. will jointly host a “Tokyo 2020 Cultural Olympiad” kickoff event to mark the beginning of the four-year program of artistic and cultural activities leading up to Tokyo 2020.
The announcement of the kickoff takes place in Nihonbashi area of Tokyo, the birthplace of Edo culture which even today retains traces of its more than 400 year-old history. The Tokyo 2020 Cultural Olympiad plans to invite people from every corner of Japan to join in the various programmes, which are designed to merge the traditional and the modern, and to disseminate the allure of Japanese culture all over the world
The ceremony will commence with addresses by Yuriko Koike, Governor of Tokyo, and Yoshiro Mori, President of Tokyo 2020, Hisashi Hieda of Chairperson of Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture and Masanobu Komoda of President and Chief Executive Officer of Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.. This will be followed by a performance of traditional “Sanbaso” celebratory dancing and more. Each performance is intended to blend the historical with the contemporary, creating a powerful portrayal of Japanese culture soaring into the future.
*The number of seats is limited. We will distribute the tickets from 12:45 in front of the ceremony venue on the day of the event.
Nihonbashi Information Center
TEL: 03-3242-2334 (English 10:00-19:00)
Friday, October 7 2016
13:00 Venue Open
(subject to change)
Nihonbashi FUKUTOKU GARDEN, 2-5-10 Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo