partially gilt, 55cm (21.7") tall, weight 1.5kg (3.3 pounds).
Designed after ancient Japanese torches called Taimatsu. It shows
the Nagano emblem and sports pictograms. A brightly colored orange
cord wrapped around the lower part forms the grip. Fueled with
clean burning propane, it burnt for about 20 minutes.
The torch relay in Japan took place from January 6 until February
7, when the Olympic fire was lit during the opening ceremony.