national studium (© Copyright：JAPAN SPORT COUNCIL)
The former National Stadium was built as the main venue for the Third Asian Games in 1958 and the Tokyo Olympic Games in 1964 on the site of the former Meiji Shrine Gaien Stadium. It was designed to evoke "strength", "simplicity" and "grace".The former National Stadium was rebuilt in preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The New National Stadium (Japan National Stadium) was completed on 30 November 2019.
Domestic lumber used in the roof
The conbination of domestic lumber and steel in the large roof allows every spectator to feel the warmth of the wood.
Eaves with wood from every prefecture in Japan
The eaves on the outer perimeter of the studium are a unique feature, designed with vertical wooden lattices that stretch all the way around the stadium. The eaves use timber from every prefecture in Japan, with each place directed towards the place where the wood grew.
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