The Tokyo Organising Committee has unveiled the 59 Olympic and 25 Paralympic ticket designs for the 2020 event.

Each ticket features a sport pictogram that corresponds to the specific discipline, a venue pictogram, the Tokyo 2020 Games emblem, and is colour-coded according to the venue and the city hosting the ticketed event.

Tokyo 2020 spokesperson Masa Takaya said: “We are very proud of the design of the Tokyo 2020 tickets, embodying as it does Japanese traditions and skills, and we hope they will please both Japanese and international spectators at the Tokyo 2020 Games.

“These tickets will not just be the door-opener to the venues for them; they will become memorabilia that they will cherish long after the Games come to an end.”

Organisers said that the designs are inspired by the creation of fabrics for kimono, Japanese traditional formal wear.

The four colours on each ticket – red, blue, purple and green – represent each of Japan’s four seasons.

Delivery of the tickets, which have been on sale since May 2019, will start in May. Organisers said that 4.48 million had been sold so far.

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics run from July 24 to August 9 with the Paralympics starting over two weeks later on August 25.