You Have to Visit Nihonbashi, Tokyo This April to Experience the Olympic Spirit
Rare Olympic Items will be exhibited.
Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage (OFCH) is a culture educational organization of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The IOC will hold the very first Olympic Agora, a cultural project for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. This project is in official partnership with Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.
Various activities will be held at COREDO Muromachi Terrace and Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower in Nihonbashi, Tokyo starting April 24. Rare Olympic items such as torches and medals from the past Olympics will also be exhibited for everyone to see.
Naka Dori (the street between COREDO Muromachi 1 and 2) is very elegant.
In ancient Greek, agora is a public space where people gather to enjoy food and alcohol, sing, open markets, and discuss politics. The Olympic Agora led by the IOC was based on this concept, and lets you experience the world of the Olympics, promoting the collaboration of sports and culture.
Fukutoku no Mori, where the Olympic Channel Studio is planned to take place.
On April 24, Nihonbashi will be full of previous Olympic poster decorations. Mitsui Memorial Museum will start exhibiting Discovering the Arts & Culture of the Olympic Games. There will also be other programs that will showcase how great the Olympics are from various aspects such as exhibitions and special activities in spaces inside and outside, and art performances by famous artists and Olympic athletes.
Angelita Teo, the director of OFCH, commented by having these innovative, artistic, and educational programs and art works, they will congratulate connecting sports and people, and spread the Olympic movement to build a better world.
Komoda Masanobu, the CEO of Mitsui Fudosan, also commented “We will send out new values for the future, gathering people and interacting with them in Nihonbashi. We aim to make this town the start of full innovative shine. As the 2020 Olympics is just around the corner and many are looking forward to it, we hope many people from around the world will come visit Nihonbashi and feel the Olympic spirit”.
Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, and Tokyo Walker™ (7 February 2020)