The 21th Contest Corporate Prizes / 企業賞

Corporate Prizes: Companies offering the products below as prizes will select a winning shot from among the nominated photos. One person might even win more than one prize.

Happy Daruma Prize/はっぴーだるま賞

Happy Daruma “Fukuju”: Matching Gold-foil and a Silver-foil Daruma

A “Fukuju” set goes to the winner of the Photo Contest
and a “Hariko” (not available in stores) goes to the winner
of the Visitors’ Caption Contest.

Daruma are lucky talismans. It’s customary in Japan to fill in one of their blank eyes when making a wish, once the wish has been granted the other eye is colored in too. With its features drawn in gold, this daruma makes an ideal gift. If you push it over it will come right back up. The gold-foil version has福 (good fortune) written on it and the silver-foil version has寿 (congratulations/long life) written on it. Both are 12 centimeters high and 11 centimeters wide. Price: 18,500 yen.


Memories Mini T2/メモアールミニ T2

One set to the winner of the Photo Contest Prize

This is a tripod that can be used with a camera, a video camera, or a smartphone. At 5.2 centimeters high and weighing just 125 grams it’s small and light, but can support devices of up to two kilograms. It doesn’t only hold cameras and video cameras; by attaching another part it’s also possible to mount smartphones (3.5 – 6 inches) on it. Smartphones can be mounted either vertically or horizontally. It comes in a choice of four colors: black, red, green, and white. Price: 3,110 yen including tax.

Miyoshi Prize/ミヨシ賞

Travel Product: Zouri-Style Travel Slippers
旅人専科 ぞうりタイプ トラベルスリッパ

A dark blue pair will be given to the winner of the Photo Contest.
The matcha-colored pair will be given to the winner of the Visitors’ Caption Prize.

These zouri slippers are designed to be worn while traveling. Zouri are traditional Japanese sandals. They are made from a soft cloth that doesn’t chafe even when worn barefoot. They come in three different colors: dark blue, matcha green, and madder red. One size fits feet from 23 to 27 centimeters. They come with their own draw-string bag. Price: 1,280 yen.

Contest Results Page

The Result of Best Caption Prize