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Watch the Potential 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games Mascots in Action

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  • Dec 07 2017 18:45About: 6 days ago
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As 2017 ends, Tokyo's 2020 Olympic games draw slightly closer. As such, officials have unveiled the designs for three pairs of potential mascots for the event, which are set to be voted on by Japanese children.

Out of over 2,000 entries, six characters were chosen to represent the Olympics and Paralympics. Ranging from a tanuki to a Manekineko-inspired (lucky cat) design, the very-Japanese designs all take inspiration from the country's folklore and heritage. Following a vote from young Japanese students, the winning pair will represent the games in a variety of ways, from costumed iterations dancing around Tokyo to plush figures given out to athletes and fans.

The voting begins on December 11 and ends on February 22. For now, check out the characters in action below. In other recent Olympics news, Russia has been banned from participating in the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics.

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2017 ends Tokyos 2020 Olympic games draw slightly closer. such officials have unveiled designs three pairs potential mascots event which voted Japanese children. Out over 2000 entries characters were chosen represent Olympics Paralympics. Ranging from tanuki Manekineko-inspired (lucky cat) design very-Japanese take inspiration countrys folklore heritage. Following vote young students winning pair will variety ways costumed iterations dancing around Tokyo plush figures given athletes fans. The voting begins December February now check action below. other recent news Russia been banned participating upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics.Read more HYPEBEASTClick here view full gallery HYPEBEAST

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