2022 Japan Photo Contest Announcement of Winners


The Consulate-General of Japan in Calgary would like to sincerely thank everyone that made submissions to the 2022 Japan Photo Contest. This was the 8th year our office organized the contest. The Contest received 374 outstanding photo entries from people in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba across our jurisdiction.

The judging process was completed by a panel of judges which included Consul-General Watabe, and representatives from two of our sponsors, Nikon Canada and The Camera Store, as well as our community partner, Avenue Magazine. Determining the winners was enjoyable but challenging due to the many unique photos taken in both Canada and Japan.

We would like to sincerely thank our sponsors, Nikon Canada Inc., The Camera Store, Japanab Magazine, Japan Airlines, Pablo Cheese Tart, Amandine Bakery, Strawberry Boots, and community partner, Avenue Magazine for their generosity in providing contest prizes and advertising support resulting in a successful contest. See the winning images below.


Grand Prize Winner
"Love and Bubbles" at Yoyogi Park
Photo by Christian Papainog

Consul-General’s Prize Winner
Master Knife Maker in Sakai City
Photo by Michael Reece

Nature Winner
Road to Mount Yoshinokawa Hanami
Photo by David Chan

Architecture Winner
Zosenji and cherry blossoms with a Japanese umbrella at night
Photo by Keiko Kawanami

Japanese Culture Winner
Lanterns during the Mitama Matsuri
Photo by Andrew Ng

People and Lifestyle Winner
“Happy Hours”
Photo by Laurence Cheung

Special Mention
“Lights to Mount Fuji”
Photo by Joana Marie Lazatin