Tokyo – A ceremony for these unprecedented times. An Opening Ceremony to show us that we are all connected, living together side-by-side.
United by Emotion
This Tokyo 2020 Games motto will be re-envisioned as the concept for the Opening Ceremony.
In just 5 days, the Games begin.
The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee and the Opening Ceremony Creative Team will continue to prepare until the last minute to deliver an inspiring ceremony for viewers watching from around the world.
Show Director KOBAYASHI Kentaro
“Though working within the confines of various conditions, all of the participating artists have generously poured their skills and talents into this production. To the best of our ability, we strive to express our encouragement for the main stars of the event—the athletes.
“I urge viewers to pay attention to the expressions on the participants’ faces. Everybody is in good spirits.”
“This is the film set of the opening video. A wide range of technology is used throughout the ceremony, but there are also many manual, analog elements that play a key role. It is my hope to add an essence of craftsmanship to the sportsmanship that is on show.”
Director of Choreography HIRAHARA Shintaro
“Under these circumstances, there are undoubtedly many thoughts and opinions surrounding the event. My aim was to create a work that imparts a sense of strength and hope to all viewers despite their standpoint, and share that vision with the performers.
“Our goal is to deliver a performance of human affirmation and hope for the future.”