Mobile mosques to appear in Tokyo during Olympic Games

26 July, 2018, 18:37 402
Mobile mosques to appear in Tokyo during Olympic Games

The prayer room with air conditioning will accommodate up to 50 people.

In Japan, Mobile mosques will start their work by 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. At present, specialists have already started the development of the project, Delovoy Kazakhstan reports.

According to organizers, prayer rooms for Muslims will be opened in the Olympic villages, where athletes will be accommodated. There are no places for prayers at stadiums and other venues for competitions.

With the help of mobile mosques, Muslim guests will be able to pray, as their faith requires: 5 times a day facing Mecca.

Representatives of the group of companies involved in the project, on Monday demonstrated a model of such a mobile mosque in Toyota city, Aichi Prefecture.

To equip the prayer room, the truck was reconstructed, in which the container was widened from two sides. The prayer room with air conditioning can accommodate up to 50 people.

Developers also want to install in these rooms compasses indicating the direction to Mecca.