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Shared by friends and collaborators of Japan House London, 'Words & Thoughts' is a collection of words, characters or phrases in Japanese which are particularly poignant to them or for our time.

Yoshioka Tokujin is a world-renowned, leading contemporary designer and artist. A recent high-profile project of his is the design of the torches for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. 

He chose: 光 ('hikari': light)

"There are many kinds of light in the world, such as the light of the sun and the light of hope. And light has the power to give energy to people. I would like to create something that emits light and that moves people."