I recently joined the Shizuoka City Culture & Arts Festival together with Rya and Manny. 138 entries. 17 were awarded. One was mine. The Shizuoka UNESCO Award.
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Location: Kōtoku-in, Kamakura, Kanagawa Ken
I and Rya had a quick date in nearby Kamakura when this image was taken.
It was all about that nikuman "unfinished business" thing.
Another two of my entries were also chosen for the exhibit.
ONE THOUSAND VERMILLION TORII
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Location: Fushimi Inari Taisha, Kyoto, Kyoto Ken
Rya was having a seminar in far away Kagoshima.
So when I planned the stopover in Kyoto, I made sure this place wasn't left out in the itinerary.
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Location: Little Hong Kong (DECKS), Odaiba, Tokyo Ku
This image was taken when I ,Rya, Kate, Poulain, Ate Edna, Rance, Rowena & Marvin went to see the famous Odaiba sunset after we had a photoshoot at Harajuku and bade Michiko farewell as she was heading back to the Philippines. First time to meet Kikoy also who left earlier with Totomai.
Indeed, "Fortune favours the bold". We would have missed this opportunity if not for my pestering Rya to ask a group of photography enthusiasts at the Shizuoka Shimin Gallery on how to join a local photography club and be in such exhibits. We were reciprocated with kindness by giving us a list of local photography clubs. Hopefully, if our free time permits, someday we could join one and actively participate in one. Personally, I still need to improve my Nihonggo.
Here are the rest of my entries. (In no particular order).
GUARDIANS of KUNOZAN
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Image Generated: 2008:05:29 09:04:41
Location: Kunozan Toshogu Shrine, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Ken
Taken during one of my morning climbs to that thousand steps shrine.
This is one of my "Part exercise, part having fun with the hobby." routine.
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Location: A-Bomb Dome, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Ken
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Image Generated: 2009:01:12 17:40:57
Location: Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima, Hiroshima Ken
Both shots were during my yearly Hiroshima journey.
Miyajima is considered as one of Three Views of Japan.
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Image Generated: 2008:08:08 18:19:20
Location: Gion District, Kyoto, Kyoto Ken
Another shot taken during our Kyoto stopover.
Whenever I am in Kyoto, I never fail to visit this district.
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Image Generated: 2009:03:17 06:39:27
Location: Matsumoto Castle, Matsumoto City, Nagano Ken
My most recent extant castle shot.
I took this when Rya had a poster presentation in Matsumoto.
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Location: Odaiba, Tokyo Ku
I was with Totomai and Torney when I took this image.
We were waiting for Winston to catch up with us in Odaiba.
MATSUSHIMA TWIN ISLAND SUNRISE
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Image Generated: 2008:10:15 06:10:03
Location: Matsushima, Miyagi Ken
Another location of the Three Views of Japan,
I took this image during my journey to the Tohoku region.
We visited the gallery today and was informed that the awarding ceremonies will be on June 28 at the Shizuoka Bunka Kaikan. Hope my suit still fits me.