The Japanese pilot and brakewoman Konomi Asazu will speed down in the opening heats in a gleaming sled adorned with stunning representations of their country's rich culture.
As well as a painting of the sacred Mount Fuji it features cherry blossom and, most strikingly of all, the front end is emblazoned with a woman wearing a flowing kimono.
"We wanted to display the spirit of Japan," 30-year-old Hino said. "For me it's a very special design and I hope that it will give us luck."
Tadahiro Yamamoto, Japan's team manager, said it had been Hino's idea to have the bobsleigh decorated.
"For beauty, I think we will win gold," he said.