Summer Photo Contest 2018 – First Place

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Yosakoi Festival

Photo by Steven Hoff

Finally, here is our 1st place winner for the 2018 Summer photo contest!

Congratulations to Steven Hoff!

This photo was taken in Sapporo, Hokkaido during the Yosakoi Festival. The festival features energetic choreographed dances and vibrant makeup and costumes, as you can easily tell from the photo! It draws visitors from all over Japan and internationally every year. We think this photo perfectly captured the energy and beauty of this Japanese summer festival. Amazing work!

Sapporo, Hokkaido Prefecture


The Feature Photo section showcases photos by JETs that represent the best that Hiroshima has to offer, or occasionally other prefectures. Aside from seasonal contests, if you would like to submit a photo, please send an email to wideislandview (at) gmail (dot) com and tell us why you think your photo should be chosen!