We have now entered the final countdown until the second Tokyo Summer Olympics: there are just days left before the Games that, while actually happening in 2021, are still called “Tokyo 2020” to protect the brand. Having lived through another Olympics (Athens 2004), Tokyoites’ response is, to put it mildly, underwhelming. Sure, there are some flags and some banners here and there but you can tell that between the Covid pandemic, the scandals, the postponement, and the will-they-won’t-they tug-of-war between the government and the IOC, most people seem to be looking at the Olympics the same they would at a visit to the dentist: let’s just get it over with so we can continue our life.
This is probably going to change, though: the Japanese are notoriously pro-Olympics, are mad about sports in general, love their national team (Go Team Red!), and simply adore tchotchke, especially of the memorabilia variety. So it won’t be surprising if in the next couple of weeks, the country’s population becomes addicted to their TV sets and all the items in the official Olympics and Paralympics merchandise lineup disappear from the stores around Tokyo. These Olympic memorabilia are set to be extra rare in the future because of the postponement. If you want to invest in your children’s future or just share the Japanese enthusiasm for all things Olympic, Japan Trend Shop has an amazing collection of everything you can imagine. Take a look, choose, and have them delivered to your door anywhere in the world!
Listing all the items would be meaningless: they are currently over 140 and more added every day! You can find everything from simple, everyday clothes like the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Logo Crop Backprint T-shirt Navy or the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics Someity Mascot T-shirt Pink to traditional kimono like the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics Women’s Yukata Summer Kimono and men’s jinbei like the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Jinbei Shirt and Shorts Set Navy, all made with the usual Japanese attention to detail and all featuring the logos and insignia of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the five Olympic rings, probably the most famous logo in modern history.
It isn’t just clothes, of course: everyday accessories like the big Tokyo 2020 Olympics White Balloon Tote Bag with its innovative design, the extremely practical Tokyo 2020 Olympics Sunrise Red Sacoche Bag, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Surfing Pictogram Navy Beach Towel, and the Tokyo 2020 Japanese Olympics Committee Ganbare! Nippon! Cap will become part of your life long after the Olympic and the Paralympic Games have finished and help you remember the summer of 2021 and Japan’s efforts to keep some measure of normalcy in a very troubled world.
And then there’s the pins: Olympic and Paralympic pins have taken on a life of their own and become collectibles, suitable even for people who are not huge fans of the Games. The lineup features all kinds of them, from the more somber Tokyo 2020 Olympics Medal Pin Badges, the playful Tokyo 2020 Paralympics Someity Pin Badge Set, the fun-filled Tokyo 2020 Olympics Mascot Pin Badge Set, and the thought-provoking Tokyo 2020 Olympics D&I Pins Set that remind us that not everything about games is play and that there are serious issues like diversity and inclusion that we should always keep in mind. A pin can be a strong statement — this is why you see so many Japanese office workers wear the company logo on their lapel!
And since this is Japan, there is plenty of manga and anime, like the Tokyo 2020 Japan Olympic and Paralympic Team Manga Towel with Hood, where all-time manga/anime classics including Astro Boy, Sailor Moon, One Piece, and Dragon Ball have joined forces to cheer for Japan, classic craftsmanship like the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Daruma Tumbler Set, made from pure copper using centuries-old metalworking techniques from Niigata Prefecture, and long-standing symbols either in their original form like the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Kimono Doll or in a modern re-interpretation like the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Look of the Games Face Mask Set.
These are just a few — barely 10% of what’s available. Check the full selection of Tokyo 2020 merchandise and you’ll be amazed at what you find! And remember, these are limited-time only products that will not be produced again. This means that after a few weeks, truly unique items like the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Asics Gel-Quantum 360 Edo Moji Sneakers, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Commemorative Asics Mitt, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Furoshiki and Bag, and the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Flik Flak Watch will not be available anymore. Don’t miss the opportunity to own a piece of history; and considering the state of the world these last couple of years, we aren’t just talking about sports history!