Parade of Nations - France
French: France // English: France // Japanese: フランス (Furansu)
Starting a new Olympic tradition, the host countries of the next two Summer Games will enter the stadium before the host nation of the current Summer Games. Entering penultimately (i.e., second to last), France will be hosting the 2024 Paris Summer Games.
France formed its National Olympic Committee in 1894 and participated in its first Olympics as a country at the 1896 Athens Summer Olympics. They’ve hosted 3 Summer and 3 Winter Olympic Games and they’ve participated in 28 Summer Games and 23 Winter Games. The Olympic sports in which France has medaled are Archery, Athletics, Basketball, Basque Pelota, Boxing, Canoeing, Cricket, Croquet, Cycling, Diving, Equestrian, Fencing, Football (Soccer), Gymnastics, Handball, Judo, Modern Pentathlon, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Shooting, Swimming, Synchronized Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Tug of War, Water Motorsports, Water Polo, Weightlifting, and Wrestling.
Kimono Maker: Michiko Kasugai/ 春日井 路子
“The concept is French integrity and integrity. The flower selected from the flower language is a white lily. There is a saying in Japan that compares a beautiful woman. It is a peony when standing, a peony when sitting, and a lily flower when walking. It's a flower that deserves to represent an active French woman. It was noted here that the coat of arms of the Louis dynasty was mistaken for the iris, but as a result of the investigation, it was confirmed that the iris was the iris in Japan. The work boasts a free, relaxed and pretty beauty, and has become a masterpiece that expresses the image of noble and pure white France.”
Obi Maker: Tatsumura Textile Co., Ltd./ 龍村美術織物
“Focusing on the tapestry of the Crunii Museum, I found a tricolor in the Millefleur pattern and regarded it as a symbol of France. The appearance perfectly expresses the fashionable and stylish French sensibility.” 
Source 1 – Kimono Project for France
Index Page – IOWKP x Tokyo 2020 Parade of Nations
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