Tokyo Japan, 1964

Prince Chichibu Memorial Sports Museum and Library

Background information 

The Prince Chichibu Memorial Sports Museum was established in 1959 and is based inside the Tokyo National Stadium, where the 1964 Olympic Games were held. The museum showcases sporting objects and focuses on items from the Olympic Games.

Sources for researching Tokyo 1964

Objects relating to Tokyo 1964 include the Olympic torch used in the torch relay; an Olympic gold medal from the Games and an official men’s jacket from the uniform of the Japanese delegation.

The museum also holds other Olympic objects including Japan’s first ever Olympic medal, awarded at the 1920 Games in Antwerp; Japan’s first ever Olympic gold medal, awarded at the 1928 Games in Amsterdam; friendship medals from the 1936 Games in Berlin (Shuhei Nishida and Sueo Ooe, Silver & Bronze, pole vault); items from Japan’s first Olympic Games, at Stockholm, 1912 including shirts belonging to Olympian Yahiko Mishima.

Contact information

National Agency for the Advancement of Sports and Health, Prince Chichibu Memorial Sports Museum and Library, 10-2 Kasumigaokamachi Shinjuku-ku Tokyo 160-0013 Japan
Telephone: +81-3-3403-1159
Email: terasawa-takehiro@naash.go.jp

Website: http://naash.go.jp/muse