A first look at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch – made from materials recycled from Fukushima disaster
In a year from now the Olympic torch will arrive at the National Stadium in Shinjuku, marking the beginning of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
On its way to Tokyo, the torch will pass through all 47 of Japan’s prefectures in a relay comprising thousands of carriers – community pillars, athletes and celebrities. The 121-day procession will act as a symbolic countdown to the beginning of the Games, but the torch designer tells us there is deeper meaning to this year’s relay.
In an exclusive interview (see video above) we caught up with Yoshioka Tokujin, the designer of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch, to find out what inspired this year’s design and the material he used to make it…….read more
Source: The Telegraph