Calling for Your Japan Themed Photographs!
「I Love Japan」をテーマにした写真を募集!

The 27th contest / 第27回

  • Application Accepted / 応募期間: June 23 – July 25
  • Announcement of Results / 結果発表:
    Nominated photos / ノミネート写真: July 26
    Prize winning photos/ 受賞写真: August 25

*It will be announced in Photo applicants will also be informed by email. Prize winning photos will be published in Hiragana Times magazine.
結果はで、また、写真応募者にはメールでも知らせします。受賞写真はHiragana Times誌面に掲載します。

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Prize / 賞金:

  • Gold Prize / 金賞: 5,000 yen
  • Silver Prize / 銀賞: 3,000 yen
  • Bronze Prize / 銅賞: 2,000 yen

*Below prizes are not regular prizes / 下記は該当しない場合もあります。

  • Special Prize / 特別賞: 1,000 yen

*Prizes will be sent by PayPal / 賞金はペイパル(PayPal)にてお送りします。

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.

Thanko Prize/サンコー賞

Insta360 Nano

To be given to the winner of the Photo Contest

This camera can be mounted on an iPhone to take 360 degree pictures or moving images. For instance, to take a picture of all the people at a table, you simply sit on a chair and push a button. If you attach it to an iPhone, you can film while viewing the image. It can take a continuous shot up to about one hour. Pictures can still be taken while the camera is charging. It can also be used separately from an iPhone. Weight: 73 grams. Measures 3.3 x 11 x 2.1 centimeters. Price: 26,800 yen including sales tax.


DUAL HANKO Prize/デュアル・ハンコ 賞

DUAL HANKO/デュアル・ハンコ

A 16.5-millimeter-wide hanko to be given to the winners of the Photo Contest and the Visitors’ Caption Prize

“Hanko” stamps used by Japanese people in place of a signature are a popular souvenir with foreign visitors. Typical hanko only have two to five Japanese characters inscribed on them, whereas this hanko allows for more characters in letters from the Roman alphabet. A 16.5-millimeter-wide hanko goes for 3,000 yen, whereas an 18-millimeter-wide hanko costs 3,500 yen. The hanko comes with a lid and a pouch.



Imabari Towel Stole/今治産のストールタオル

Product on the left to be given to the winner of the Photo Contest
and the product on the right to be given to the winner of the Visitors’ Caption Prize.

Imabari City, Ehime Prefecture is a center for towel production and “Imabari Towel” is known for its high-quality towels. This stole, made with a towel loom, is part of the SUNNY NOMADO brand’s lineup of superior Japanese products. Because it is made from 100% cotton gauze, it can be washed in water and is gentle on the skin. It absorbs perspiration in summer and can be used as protection against the cold in winter. It cuts out 98.5% of UV rays. The towel is reversible. Price: 2,800 yen.
愛媛県今治市はタオルの産地で、「今治産タオル」は品質のいいタオルのブランドとして知られている。これは日本の優れたものを紹介するSUNNY NOMADOブランドの一つで、タオルの織機を使って作ったストール。綿100%のガーゼ生地なので水洗いができ、肌にやさしい。夏は汗を吸い取り、冬は防寒として使える。UVカット98.5%。リバーシブル。2,800円。

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