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Olympics: Tokyo 2020 ticket designs unveiled

A total of 59 Olympic ticket designs for all competition events were unveiled. Delivery of the tickets will start in May.

The design is based on the Look of the Games, the visual identity of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. It is inspired by the three types of rectangular shapes that form the Tokyo 2020 emblems and the Japanese technique known as kasane no irome, a colour scheme used in the creation of fabrics for kimonos during the Heian Period (794-1185). Having been traditionally used in the design of costumes for celebratory occasions, this colour scheme reflects the overlapping natural colours representative of each of Japan’s four seasons.

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The designs of the tickets use four traditional Japanese colours:

– Kurenai (red) – since ancient times, red has been used often during celebratory occasions and is a symbolic colour of Japan.

– Ai (blue) – widely familiar to the people of Japan and globally known as a colour representing Japan. The colour of the Tokyo 2020 emblems is also categorised as ai.

– Fuji (purple) – this is the colour of the Japanese wisteria, which has been regarded as a beautiful Japanese flower since ancient times.

– Matsuba (green) – this is a pine-needle green colour that is often used for celebratory occasions.

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