On Monday, seven Tokyoites joined us for our first official Photo Walk in trendy Harajuku. Despite the threat of rain, we were blessed with clear skies during our wanderings that took us through the always colorful Yoyogi Park, into the auspicious Meiju Jingu Shrine as onlookers of several national holiday weddings and down infamous Takeshita Dori, your destination for young, quirky Japanese fashion.
Our afternoon outing raised a nifty little ¥7000 for It’s Not Just Mud, a non-profit volunteer organization based in Ishinomaki that provides disaster relief and grass-roots support to those affected by the March 11 disasters. Thanks so much to everyone who joined us!
As a fun incentive and photography challenge, participants have submitted their favorite/best photo from the day to enter into our photo contest! The prize for the winning entry will be the photography book “Understanding Exposure” (Revised Edition) by Bryan Peterson, a how to on shooting great photographs with film or digital cameras.
Even if you’re not in Tokyo, you can still support our Photo Walks and It’s Not Just Mud by voting for the photo contest winner! We have posted the entries on our Facebook page. The contest is simple: the photo with the most “likes” after a week of voting will win!
Here’s how to place your vote:
1. “Like” Jessica Korteman on Facebook.
2. Then check out the Tokyo Photo Walk (Harajuku): Photo Contest album and “like” your favorite photo(s). You may vote for more than one entry.
Note that voters must have liked Jessica Korteman on Facebook for their vote to be valid.
Good luck to all the entrants and thank you for supporting our activities through your votes!