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Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun – the 2nd Kofun Photo Contest results

  • 2014.03.25

We held the Kofun Photo Contests as part of efforts to disseminate attraction of kofun.

The award winners have been chosen for the 2nd Kofun Photo Contest.
Entry period was from Sep. 12th 2013 to Jan. 17th 2014. There were 120 submissions by 53 participants for Printed Photo Category, and 36 submissions by 17 participants for Mobile-phone Snapshot Category.

Respective award winners are as follows.
Our sincere thanks to all participants in this year’s Kofun Photo Contest.

Printed Photo Category

<The First Prize>

Ms. Akane TSUKAMOTO (Richu-tenno-ryo Kofun)

Richu-tenno-ryo Kofun

<The Sakai Chamber of Commerce and Industry Award>

Mr. Takuo MITANI (Itasuke Kofun)

Itasuke Kofun

<Habikino City Society of Commerce and Industry Award>

Mr. Yoshihisa OKUDA (Ojin-tenno-ryo Kofun)

Ojin-tenno-ryo Kofun

<Fujiidera City Society of Commerce and Industry Award>

Ms. Megumi KAWAKAMI (Komuroyama Kofun)

Komuroyama Kofun

Reviews from the judges

<General Comment>

Many photos submitted in both Printed Photo and Mobile-phone Snapshot Categories, make good use of nature including plants and animals around kofun, as well as people, to enhance attraction of kofun. Whilst most photos submitted to Printed Photo Category were in vivid colors, the four award-winning photos are using the effect of lighting very well and expressing it with beautiful colors, as well as showing fully worked-out compositions.

<Printed Photo Category – The First Prize ->

The composition of the photo, cutting off the kofun and its surrounding landscape in a vertical shot, is superb and unique. Making full use of characteristics of black-and-white picture, it expresses lighting on clouds and trees. The well-planned composition enhances presence and attraction of kofun.

<Printed Photo Category – The Sakai Chamber of Commerce and Industry Award ->

Plants in front and kofun behind create the stereoscopic landscape on the photo. Color contrast of green and white of lit plants and trees is very beautiful.

<Printed Photo Category – Habikino City Society of Commerce and Industry Award ->

Oblique angle shot of the worship gate creates depth on the photo and express the scale of large kofun. The balance between light and shadow is very unique expressing solemnness and rectitude.

<Printed Photo Category – Fujiidera City Society of Commerce and Industry Award ->

Taking it from the front square portion towards the rear circular portion, the photo well expresses keyhole shape and undulations of the mound, creating the depth. The lit red tree leaves show sense of the seasons.

Mobile-phone Snapshot Category(in alphabetical order)

Mr. Hideaki ATSUKAWA (Nintoku-tenno-ryo Kofun) Ms. Sakiko DAIMON (Nisanzai Kofun) Ms. Naoko HASHIMOTO (Chuai-tenno-ryo Kofun)
Ninotku-tenno-ryo Kofun Nisanzai Kofun Chuai-tenno-ryo Kofun
Mr. Jun JITOUSHO (Nintoku-tenno-ryo Kofun) Ms. Atsuko MITANI (Hanzei-tenno-ryo Kofun) Ms. Yasuko MORI (Nisanzai Kofun)
Ninotku-tenno-ryo Kofun Hanzei-tenno-ryo Kofun Nisanzai Kofun
Mr. Marina TAKEMOTO (Nintoku-tenno-ryo Kofun) Mr. Eizo YAMAMOTO (Richu-tenno-ryo Kofun) Mr. Motoki WADA (Nintoku-tenno-ryo Kofun)
Ninotku-tenno-ryo Kofun Richu-tenno-ryo Kofun Nintoku-tennryo Kofun
Ms. Keiko YASUDA (Ingyo-tenno-ryo Kofun)
Ingyo-tenno-ryo Kofun