Host Town Project: An illumination motif of the Irish flag in Iwate Town


Host Town Project: An illumination motif of the Irish flag in Iwate Town

Iwate Prefecture

The town of Iwate in Iwate Prefecture, northern Tohoku, is the host town for the Irish national team during the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. When the 25th National Sports Festival was held in Iwate in 1970, the town was in charge of hosting a game of ice hockey. Since then, it became the designated sport of the town. With Ireland being one of the top competitors for ice hockey, the town plans to push for an international exchange through ice hockey during the pre-Olympics game camp.

To express their support of the Irish team, the Iwate Town Chamber of Commerce Youth Group set up an illumination motif of the Irish flag on the exterior walls of the local exchange center, Plaza-Ai. The flag is made up of approximately four thousand orange, green, and white LED lights to imitate the colors of the flag and is shaped as a 15-meter tall tree.

Display duration: Until late February 2021
Time: 17:00 ~ 23:00
Location: Iwate Exchange Center Plaza-Ai (Dai 6 Chiwari-1-4 Ekarinai, Iwate, Iwate District, Iwate 028-4303)

Social Science Division, Board of Education
Iwate Town
TEL: 0195-62-2111
FAX: 0195-62-2032
(Japanese language inquiries only)


Office of International Affairs
Iwate Prefectural Government
TEL: 019-629-5764
(English or Japanese language inquiries)


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