The Olympic Cauldron

by Hiroyuki

The National Stadium on May 5th, 2013

The Olympic Cauldron

The former National Stadium was closed on May, 2014 and demolished. New one is being constructed in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on the same site where is located in Shinjuku ward in Tokyo. In the photo above, you can find the cauldron being lit, can't you? It was moved to Ishinomaki city in Miyagi prefecture following the beginning of construction of the new stadium. The Olympic flame was being lit on it during the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games. Until then, Japan had just recovered from the devastation of World War Ⅱ. Ishinomaki city has also striven to recover from the tsunami disaster by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake as the heavily damaged area. Ishinomaki city will have been borrowing and using this honorable cauldron as a symbol of the recovery until the completion of the new stadium. The site of the stadium is along my tour course in A colorful walking tour in Tokyo. I would like to show you the legacy of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Why don't you join me?

The former National Stadium used for various events

The Olympic Cauldron


05 Jun 2017


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As I am a 60 year old man, born in Tokyo, graduated from a university in Tokyo and worked for a leading paper wholesale company at its headquarters for 35 years, I am an Edokko or a native Tokyoite. I am familiar with various interesting places in Tokyo and the Kanto area such as historic spots, scenic beauty, entertainment, restaurants and so on. Although I basically provide several regular walking tours for visitors from abroad, I am willing to arrange your tour plan in a customized way according to your interest. If I receive your inquiry, I am ready to hear your interest and what you want to experience, and discuss your plan with you in advance.
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