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Japan Photo Contest - Winners Exhibition held

Fri, 10/21/2016

Opening Ceremony held to kick-off Japan Photo Contest Winners Exhibition

 (The photographic works will remain on display in the LRC (Craigie Hall D 4th Floor) from October 17-28, 2016. )


On Monday, October 17, 2016 a an opening ceremony reception was held, which was co-sponsored by the Consulate-General of Japan in Calgary and the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Calgary, to kick-off an exhibition of excellent photos.

The ceremony was held in the Language Research Centre (CHD 4th floor), in order to to honor the winners of the 2016 and 2015 Japan Photo Contest and showcase their fine work. The photographic works will remain on display in the LRC from October 17-28, 2016. The Japan Photo Contest seeks to look at the connection between both Japan and Canada and the increasing ties (relationship), which they share. There are 3 categories to which people submitted their photos: Japan & Canada; Culture, Food and Festivals of Japan; and Nature & Landmarks of Japan.

As the only student from the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures who placed in the competition, I was asked to speak briefly about my work and experiences. My entry was of two temple buildings at Sensoji temple in Asakusa. I was in and around Tokyo for the purpose of Group Study, as the University of Calgary is currently partnered with Senshu University, located near Tokyo. I was accepted into the “Japanese in an Immersion Setting” group study, so I was in and around the Tokyo area for about a month in order to learn better fluency in Japanese. It was during this time, while my group and I were waiting for the start of the spring festival in May, that I was able to take the photo of the temple towers in Asakusa. To be quite honest my experience in Japan was one of the most amazing experiences of my life, and I must say that I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to travel all the way to Japan and learn so much, more I am sure than I could have otherwise.

Editor's note- please also visit the website of the Consulate-General of Japan in Calgary for more information and additional photos.
 

Written by:

Taylor White
Student of Japanese
School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures
  

Edited by:
Francey Pisicoli