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The 38th Photo Contest Japanese Nature Scenes
Worth Preserving Forever Photo Exhibition
Main Sponsor / The Asahi Shimbun, The All Japan Association of Photographic Societies, The Forest Culture Association

This year's contest is the 38th since The Asahi Shimbun held its first photo contest in 1983 commemorating 100 Locations to Conserve for the 21st Century. Under the theme of Preserving Nature and Places in Japan Forever, 59 printed photographs, including the First Prize, were selected from 5,375 competition entries submitted in the Print Category. For the Digital Category submitted online, 37 photographs, including the First Prize for Sony 4K Award and Sony Next Photographer Award (for photographers who are 30 years of age or less), were selected from 8,492 competition entries.
May the natural splendor of Japan be re-discovered in the landscapes, flora, fauna, people at work and other directly expressed subject matter.


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Print Category

  • Kazuo UnnoPhotographer
  • Junji TakasagoPhotographer
  • Kentaro FukudaPhotographer
  • Takayuki MaekawaPhotographer
  • Michiko YonePhotographer
  • Akira OnoPhoto & Multimedia Editor, Asahi Shimbun Tokyo Head Office
  • Osamu SakamotoManaging Director, The Forest Culture Association
  • Osamu KobayashiPhoto Department Manager, Asahi Shimbun Publications
  • Hiroshi KatsumataChief Manager, The All Japan Association of Photographic Societies

Digital Category

  • Takayuki MaekawaPhotographer
  • Kentaro FukudaPhotographer
  • Sony Marketing (Japan) Inc.

Main Sponsor

  • The Asahi Shimbun
  • The All Japan Association of Photographic Societies
  • The Forest Culture Association

Corporate Sponsor

  • Sony Marketing (Japan) Inc.