The Road to Tokyo Olympics | 東京オリンピックへの道
Special Screening

Documentary, Historical

Presented by JICC, Embassy of Japan, and The Mainichi Newspapers (Mainichi Shimbun)

Get ready for this summer’s upcoming 2020 Games and join us for the first US screening of The Road to Tokyo Olympics!

Translation and subtitles all done in-house by the JICC, Embassy of Japan.

Then and Now

The Road to Tokyo Olympics is a rare collection of Olympics’ archival footage. Journey through the origins of the Olympics thousands of years ago in ancient Greece and learn about the beginning of the modern Games of the Olympiad! The Road to Tokyo Olympics covers the very first Olympic Games all the way to the actual behind-the-scenes footage of the days leading to the 1964 Summer Olympics, officially the Games of the XVIII Olympiad.



The editing of The Road to Tokyo Olympics was led by supervising director Ushihara Kiyohiko (1897-1987), one of the most influential Japanese filmmakers in pre-war Japan. Ushihara was famous for his early gendaigeki works (contemporary and stories set in a modern world) during the silent era of film (1894-1929). More information coming soon!

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