The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Design Looks Like a Cherry Blossom

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The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Design Looks Like a Cherry Blossom

Post by TorchWood » Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:06 am

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The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Design Looks Like a Cherry Blossom
The official torch for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyothis link opens in a new tab was released this week, and its design is a bit flowery.

Indeed, the rose-gold aluminum torch was crafted in the shape of a Sakura cherry blossom, the national flower of Japan. When glimpsed from overhead, it displays five sections, or petals, that resemble the flower. Each petal produces its own flame, which are united as one bright flame in the center.

The torch for the summer games was designed by artist Tokujin Yoshioka. It’s made with aluminium recycledthis link opens in a new tab from the temporary housing that was constructed after the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011.
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Post by takenoko » Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:11 am

Japan is the Olympics spot next year? Guess I won't be heading to Japan next year lol.

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Post by Lunagel » Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:17 am

And yet they chose the ugliest mascots, what the heck

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Post by Catastrophe » Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:34 pm

Ugliest, or are the like normal small town Japanese mascots?

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Post by Lunagel » Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:16 pm

There were three front-running designs for mascot and they picked the ugliest.
https://abcnews.go.com/International/ja ... d=53305782

A was chosen, I would've preferred C

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Post by takenoko » Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:15 pm

B is the cutest. C are giving Hitler salutes

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Post by Catastrophe » Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:19 pm

Both B and C do look better than A for sure.

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Post by TypicalStandUser » Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:53 pm

B is absolutely cute.

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