Renowned Japanese and overseas artists have been selected to produce works of art encapsulating themes from the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Tokyo 2020 has announced.
These works will be featured in posters depicting the Tokyo 2020 spirit and vision, part of a programme all host cities are required to implement aimed at building awareness and momentum ahead of the Games.
As part of the selection process, an Artist Selection Committee was formed comprising senior figures from the worlds of art, culture and design.
The Committee has selected the artists to create artwork in liaison with the Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage, and these will be produced in poster form by the end of the year.
They will be displayed at exhibitions in public spaces and will feature on licensed products from the beginning of next year.
The Japanese artists selected for the Olympic works are photographer Takashi Homma, calligrapher Shoko Kanazawa, artist Tomoko Konoike, graphic designer Daijiro Ohara, painter Shinro Ohtake, graphic designer Taku Satoh, artist Asao Tokolo and manga artist Naoki Urasawa.
Those from overseas are art director Theseus Chan from Singapore, Dutch photographer Viviane Sassen and Senegal-born artist Philippe Weisbecker.
Manga artist Hirohiko Araki is among those tasked with Paralympic works, as are graphic designer Goo Choki Par, calligrapher and contemporary artist Koji Kakinuma, artist Chihiro Mori, photographer and film director Mika Ninigawa, artist Tomoyuki Shinki, artist Asao Tokolo and painter Akira Yamaguchi.