Tokyo 2020; Emblem designer Asao Tokolo talks about the design process (Video by Tokyo 2020)

ONE TEAM PROJECT Asao Tokolo and Fuyuko Matsui 「Tokyo 2020 Emblems connect Tradition and Innovation」

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The use of ‘Japan Blue’ pigment (Lapis Lazuli) is deeply intertwined with a number of traditional Japanese art forms, and you’ll find it appearing in various Tokyo 2020 designs and graphics. In this instalment of the One Team Project – an initiative where creators and innovators representing Japan share their visions of Tokyo 2020 with us – Tokyo 2020 emblem designer Asao Tokolo and world-renowned artist Fuyuko Matsui discuss the subtle beauty of Japan Blue, what it symbolises, and how they have integrated it into their creative work.