Judge: National Geographic
The image of the traditional boat moves forward with the skyscrapers on the side is a statement of the good old Tokyo coexisting with the times, which serves as a representation of the theme "TOKYO Old Meets New".
The sunset scenery seen from
Komagata bridge is beautiful.
Judge: CNN Ivan Orkin
I liked that the picture showed a traditional activity and that it was happening in Meguro-Ku a totally modern hip part of the city. I also love sanma.
Every year, Japanese feel autumn
when a saury crossing the
Pacific arrives in Japan.
Meguro saury is famous as
a rakugo of classical performing arts.
Judge: Lonely Planet Cristian Bonetto
While each of the selections in your group of semi-finalists were beautiful, our team felt that the four nominees offered the best overview and most evocative imagery of the Tokyo area. Vivid and full of beautiful juxtapositions (traditional architecture and bold lighting effects, bicycles weaving between cars under bright neon storefronts, harmonious hillsides and rushing water), we thought these four photos made exceptional choices to represent the current campaign.
Autumn leaves light up at Rikugien.
Flowers in mirror,
moon on the water,
are not reality but only a mirage.
The winding colors press forward
Neon lights, narrow alleyways and
taxis are like the symbols of Japan.
Tokyo Tokyo Old Meets New.
If you enter the side street of Shibuya
Hyakkendana you can experience both old
and new Japanese culture coexisting
at the same time, from the old streets
that shine neon mixed with new stores.
There are rich and amazing nature
in the Okutama area,
that you may not believe its in Tokyo.
Its beautiful and bright colors will
fascinate you like visiting a
secret garden only known for special guests.
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