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October 22, 2018
Tokyo Metropolitan Government

TMG to Hold Promotional Event for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 and the host city Tokyo in Paris, France: “Tokyo Days in Paris - See You in Tokyo in 2020!”

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG), in partnership with The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020), will hold the “Tokyo Days in Paris - See you in Tokyo in 2020!” event to promote the Tokyo 2020 Games and the host city Tokyo in the city of Paris, which is set to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2024. Details of the event are as follows:

image of Forum des Halles “PATIO” image of “RER Concourse”, Les Halles Station
Forum des Halles “PATIO” “RER Concourse”, Les Halles Station


1 Name

Tokyo Days in Paris - See You in Tokyo in 2020!

2 Objective

To promote the Tokyo 2020 Games and the host city Tokyo in Paris - the host of the Paris 2024 Games-by appealing to the people of Paris and international travelers in the city through event booths, panel displays, stage events and more.

3 Organisers

TMG and Tokyo 2020

4 Dates

Wednesday 31 October - Friday 2 November 2018 (3 days)
Daily 11:00 am - 7:00 pm (local time in Paris)

5 Location

  • Forum des Halles “PATIO” (floor B3) and “RER Concourse”, Les Halles Station (floor B4) directed to Forum des Halles.
  • Address: 101 Porte Berger, 75001, Paris
  • Webpage (External link)

6 Event content (tentative)

(1) Stage Events (approximately 30 minutes per event)

The stage events detailed below will take place at the Forum des Halles “PATIO” (floor B3). Actual times are subject to change.

Program Performer Profile Planned start time
(for all three days)
Photo of performer 1
Recipient of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology incentive award. Not bound by tradition, Miho has developed an original “words = life” style calligraphy overflowing with dynamism that approaches the original forms of the characters. 11:00 am
Traditional Instrument Performance
Gaho Takahashi
Photo of performer 2
Takahashi has placed 2nd in the Japanese music category of the 17th Great Wall International Music Competition and 3rd in the folk instruments category of the 16th Osaka International Music Competition. 12:00 pm
Papercutting Art
Imamaru Hayashiya
Photo of performer 3
Kamikiri, a traditional performing art from the Edo period (1603-1868), has no borders! In addition to papercutting upon requests, Hayashiya also specialises in traditional Japanese images and designs, as well as silhouette portraits. 1:00 pm
Rika Usami
Photo of performer 4
A karate practitioner who won the Japan Karatedo Championships four times in a row from 2009 (five-time Championships in total). In 2010, Usami made her first debut at World Championships and finished third. In 2012, she won the World Karate Championships in Paris. 2:00 pm
5:00 pm
Cord Braiding
RYUKOBO (Takashi & Ryuta Fukuda)
Photo of performer 5
Since its establishment over 120 years ago, RYUKOBO has inherited the refined art of making Edo Kumihimo. Evolving and refining the concept of “Edo chic,” the Fukudas continue to pursue a multitude of patterns and products that are both highly fashionable as well as useful. 3:00 pm
Traditional Instrument Performance
Michiaki Shirata
Photo of performer 6
A professional Shamisen player who performs across Japan and around the world. Shirata produces original compositions performed in collaboration with a variety of other instruments. 4:00 pm
Digital Art Performance Hiroyuki-Mitsume Takahashi
Photo of performer 7
A designer/artist whose distinctive use of color is unforgettable. From apparel and product planning to design work, Takahashi is involved in a wide variety of projects. External link )
6:00 pm


(2) Workshops (approximately 50 minutes per workshop)

The below workshops will be held at the Forum des Halles “PATIO” (floor B3). Actual times are subject to change.

Program Contents Planned Start Time
(for all three days)
Traditional Children’s Toy
image of program 1
Try out a kendama, a traditional Japanese children’s toy that has been popular since the Taisho period (1912-1926). 11:00 am
3:00 pm
Hydrogen Experience
image of program 2
Try out experiments with mini-cars running on hydrogen - the energy of the future. 12:00 pm
4:00 pm
image of program 3
Experience writing Japanese characters with a brush under the guidance of a calligraphy instructor. 1:00 pm
5:00 pm
image of program 4
Experience boccia, an official Paralympic sport originated in Europe for athletes with severe cerebral palsy or with impairments that affect motor function. 2:00 pm
6:00 pm


(3) Exhibits

At the Forum des Halles “PATIO” (floor B3) and the “RER Concourse”, Les Halles Station (floor B4), the materials below related to the Tokyo 2020 Games and the host city Tokyo will be on display. (Contents of the exhibits are subject to change depending on the display location)

Tokyo 2020 Official Mascots

Stuffed toys and panel displays of the Tokyo 2020 Games mascots will be on display. Visitors can take pictures together with the mascots while wearing a happi (traditional Japanese straight-sleeved coat) featuring the Tokyo 2020 Games design.

image of mascots
[Tokyo 2020 Games official mascots]

For more information about the Tokyo 2020 Games mascots, visit the following site: (External link)

Promotion of Tokyo’s Logo and Slogan

image of logo


“Tokyo Tokyo Old meets New” is a logo and slogan created to effectively promote the appeal of Tokyo. By utilising display panels and videos, this exhibit will promote the attractiveness of the city itself.

The Tokyo Omiyage Project -Tokyo Souvenir-

Tokyo souvenirs, produced and developed in partnership with private businesses in Tokyo, will be on display.

image of souvenirs


Edo-Tokyo Kirari Project

The “Edo-Tokyo Kirari Project” aims to promote the value and appeal of traditional Edo-Tokyo crafting techniques, as well as products from long-established businesses, with a renewed vision for them as brands that represent Tokyo. For this model project, items from selected craftspeople will be on display.

image of items



(Regarding the promotion for the Tokyo 2020 Games)
Planning and Coordination Section, General Affairs Div.,
Bureau of Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 Preparation

(Regarding the promotion for the city of Tokyo)
Planning Section, Tourism Div.,
Bureau of Industrial and Labor Affairs


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