Mario Brothers at the Olympics
At the 2016 Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony held in Rio, the Prime Minister of Japan did something entertaining and a little out of the ordinary for a country's official dignitary. Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, partook in a production whereby he began a journey in Tokyo. In Japan he was transformed into Mario of Nintendo fame, drilled through the earth and emerged from a warp pipe onto the Olympic stage in Rio de Janeiro. There he accepted the Olympic flag and official plans for Tokyo to host the 2020 Summer Olympics began.
In this part anime-part live performance, the Prime Minister surfaced as Mario, the iconic Japanese Nintendo feature, wearing the traditional red hat and returned the Super Mario Brothers theme to the forefront. Mario-themed party decorations have been popular since the emergence of the electronic game back in the 1908's. And, like Disney party goods or Super Hero costumes, have continued through today as a classic.
If your child watched the Olympic Closing Ceremonies and suddenly finds him or herself with a desire for the Mario Brothers party goods, don't despair. Our local party store not only carries the paper goods, but also several Mario costume accessories, including suspenders and caps.
- Pat Markham