TOKYO (Reuters) – For the thousands of Muslim athletes, officials and supporters arriving in Tokyo for the Olympic Games later this year, it may be a struggle for them to find an appropriate place to pray.
The answer might just be found roaming the streets of Tokyo on the back of a truck.
By the time the Games start in July, there will be prayer rooms available at the currently under-construction athlete’s village. However, some venues may not have a designated space.
There is also a dearth of prayer spaces in hotels and public areas across the Japanese capital.
This is where the Mobile Mosque, a fully-equipped 48-square-metre prayer room that opens up on the back of a parked truck, comes in.
The back of the modified truck can be widened in seconds and the vehicle also includes Arabic signage and outdoor water taps for pre-worship cleaning.
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