Thursday, May 27, 2021



    Among the public, there are various discussions about the Tokyo Olympics which is expected to open in July, because of worries about spreading coronavirus. I happened to watch the CM of the Tokyo Olympics on a French national broadcast. It is such an energetic and fun animation. A Sumo wrestler does the new athletic sports which will join this olympics such as surfing, sport climbing, skateboard,with sometimes a rhythmic Japanese drum and sometimes a calmful Shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute) in scenes which look like those in Ukiyoe (Japanese traditional wood print). I am amazed by such an animation with excellent ideas by French people. I would like to cheer on the athletes who will participate in the coming olympics!