2019 Rugby World Cup Trophy Reaches the Peak of Mt. Fuji

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Hundreds of thousand of sports enthusiasts and international tourists are definitely looking forward to witness the upcoming 2019 Rugby World Cup which will be held in Japan this September 20 to November 2, 2019. The much anticipated sports event is the very first rugby tournament that is hosted by an Asian country which is outside the traditional venue of rugby union.

 

The organizing committee of the Rugby World Cup aspires to leave a unique and unforgettable impression to both local and international spectators during the opening of the games next month. According to Hiroyuki Kajihara, a former member of the Japan national rugby team who serves as an ambassador for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, “We would like to let the world know how great the tournament will be.”

 

Even before the Rugby World Cup begins on September 20 this year, the committee paid a remarkable visit to Mount Fuji in Japan. During the said tour, the highly coveted Webb Ellis Cup was carried to the peak of the iconic mountain at Shizuoka.

 

The Webb Elllis Cup is the trophy which is to be given to the grand winner of the Rugby World Cup. Varsity players from the rugby club of Yamanashi Gakuin University were assigned to bring the trophy to the peak of Mt. Fuji which is more than three thousand seven hundred meters high. It is the highest point in the country. The team brought the trophy before dawn and took photographs as the sun peeked appears through a sea of clouds around five in the morning.


This picturesque scenery of Mt. Fuji with the beautiful image of the sun over it is also reflected in the official logo of the 2019 Rugby World Cup. The committee has decided to incorporate Mt. Fuji in its logo as it is Japan’s most prominent and awe-inspiring tourist spot.

 

Reference:

Webb Ellis Cup trophy tour makes stop at summit of Mount Fuji

Webb Ellis Cup

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