Before the Tokyo Olympics began, the Tokyo Olympics flower, Věra Čáslavská, was inaugurated at the Japanese Olympic Museum. The exhibition, which commemorates the famous Czech gymnast and 1964 Tokyo Games hero in Japan, was symbolically opened on Wednesday April 14, 100 days before the start of the postponed Olympic Games. According to a press release issued by the Czech Center in Tokyo, it will be shown until May 30.
The entire ground floor of the Tokyo Museum is dedicated to the most successful Czech Olympic player. Visitors will learn about the life and success of a gymnastics legend from the photo panels, which have been supplemented with objects from the áslavská estate. These include Olympic medals, gymnastic shirts, orders, or other commemorative items. The gallery also includes a montage from the documentary Věra 68 by Olga Somirova about the life of a seven-time Olympic winner, who won three gold medals in Tokyo.
The exhibition is a continuation of the original exhibition at the exhibition of the Czech Center Tokyo Tokyo V Tokyora Čáslavská – The Road to Freedom from early 2019 and 2020. The project at the Olympic Museum was to follow smoothly, but the plan was complicated due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The exhibition was finally postponed for a year, and the Olympiad was postponed completely.