With the entire Museum decked out in the colours of Tokyo 2020, our temporary exhibition will be devoted to this historic Games edition. In addition to showcasing the sports that will be making their debut on the Olympic programme, the exhibition delves into the impact of postponing the Games and examines the competition venues and the new Tokyo National Stadium.
SPOTLIGHT ON SPORTS MANGA
Tokyo 2020 provides an opportunity to learn all about Japan and its relationship with sport. The Museum, in cooperation with the Angoulême International Comics Festival, will be exploring this relationship through manga, the ambassador of Japanese pop culture around the world. With its unique atmosphere and decor, the Sport X Manga exhibition shines a spotlight on sports manga, a genre that has influenced how sport is practised in Japan since the end of the Second World War. Discover the world of Captain Tsubasa (Olive and Tom), Slam Dunk and many more, with interactive displays and features that showcase how fiction and the place of sport in Japanese society often merge into one.
TOKYO GOES “PHYGITAL”
In May and June, the public will have the chance to meet prominent figures associated with Japan and the Tokyo 2020 Games. Former RTS- Radio Télévision Suisse correspondent in Japan Georges Baumgartner and well-known architect Kengo Kuma, the main designer of the Tokyo National Stadium, will be sharing their experiences.
Saturday 13 June is devoted to manga, with “24 hours of J-pop”. Day-time activities will feature retro gaming, manga drawing and kendama workshops, while Japanese anime films will be shown in the Olympic park in the evening.
Because of the pandemic and the impact this has had on cultural institutions being allowed to open, The Museum teams are going “phygital”. The public can take part in the events either in person or on YouTube or Facebook. The Museum will be using the opportunity to launch a new podcast series, so that everyone can listen back to the discussions with our VIP guests at their own leisure. And from 18 March, the day the programme launches, don’t forget to check out our augmented reality app, which blurs the boundaries between the real and the imaginary. Download the app for free on site and take a virtual trip to Tokyo 2020 and Japan in the Olympic park.
THE GAMES AT THE MUSEUM FROM 23 JULY TO 8 AUGUST
The Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo Games will be broadcast live on 23 July (noon to 8 p .m.) at The Museum. During the Games, the competitions will be shown live every day in the Galerie. Cultural workshops for families will also give people the chance to explore the various facets of Japanese culture.
THE TOM CAFÉ AND TOM SHOP
From the reopening of the TOM Café, the menu will be taking on a Japanese flavour. Visitors can treat themselves to dishes inspired by Japanese cuisine. In the TOM Shop, an exclusive range of Tokyo 2020 products is also available.