Join the Tadaima Japan 2nd Photography Contest!

Join our contest and win a traditional Japanese prize. Entering is very easy!

2018-08-16   Festivals & Events,

The theme this time is ‘Japanese food’.
Send us your best picture that shows your love for Japanese cuisine and get a chance to win a traditional Japanese prize!
Open: July 11 to July 31 (Japanese time)

How to apply

1.Check our rules and the theme for this contest

2.On Facebook: Post the picture you would like to submit in the comments this post. Write the title for your picture in the comment.

On Instagram or Twitter: Post your picture and its title with the hashtag #tadaimajp_2018summer

3.The theme this time is ‘Japanese food’. For example, the picture can be:
 ・A picture of Japanese food you cooked yourself
 ・A picture taken in your favorite restaurant
 ・A picture of yourself eating your favorite Japanese dish
 ・A picture of yourself cooking Japanese food
 ・A picture of food you have taken during a trip in Japan, etc…

Here are a few examples

4.The Tadaima Japan editorial team will first select the 6 best pictures. As we cannot taste the dishes, the pictures will be judged on: how delicious they look, how the dish is presented, the general aesthetics, the originality of the picture, humor, etc…

5. Tadaima Japan followers will then be asked to vote for their favorite picture on social media. (From August 3th to August 13th)

6.The three pictures with the most votes will win the prize.

7.The winners can choose their favorite prize among these three :
 ・A high-quality cedar bento box
 ・Japanese chopsticks decorated with genuine gold leaves
 ・A Japanese traditional folding fan

Contest Prizes

● A handmade cedar bento box engraved with your name

This is an authentic, high quality cedar ‘bento’ box (Japanese lunch box).
Cedar lunch boxes have been used by the Japanese since ancient times. Cedar wood is not only pleasing to the eye, but it also has great dehumidification and conservation properties, making it perfect to carry your lunch in any season.

● Chopsticks and chopstick rests decorated with gold leaves

These beautiful chopsticks and chopsticks rests are decorated with genuine gold leaves produced in Kanazawa!
Kanazawa is a city with a history of over 400 years of gold leaf making and produces more than 99% of Japan’s gold leaves. In Japan, gold leaves can be seen on famous temples such as the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto or on traditional paintings, but you can also find them on lacquerware or potteries. 
These chopsticks are handmade by experienced craftsmen who used gold leaves and gold powder to represent stars crossing a hazy sky.
The set includes two sets of chopsticks and two chopstick rests.

● A Japanese traditional folding fan engraved with your name

These beautiful handmade folding fans are made of real silk. Chose your favorite model between many and get your name engraved on it in golden letters!


1.The contest is open from July 11 to July 31 (Japan time).
2.Anyone, anywhere in the world can participate.
3.The applicant can submit one picture only.
4.The picture must be taken by the applicant. If Tadaima Japan finds out the picture was taken by someone else, the applicant will be banned from the contest.
5.The picture must respect the rights of others (copyright, trademark, privacy rights, etc.…) Please make sure to ask the permission of the people appearing on the picture, or the permission of the company owning any trademarks or copyrights. Tadaima Japan will not be held responsible in case of conflicts or problems relative to copyright infringement. In case of such events, the applicant will be considered responsible for their actions and will have to solve the conflict themselves.
6.The contest will take place on Tadaima Japan social media.
7.Winners will be contacted via private message, so we can send them their prize by post.

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