"The Town of Photography” Higashikawa
In June 1985, Higashikawa was declared the only “Town of Photography” in the world, with the aim of using international exchange and photography culture to open the town to the world and share the harmony between nature and culture uniquely found there.
Purpose for organizing the festival
Since being declared the Town of Photography 30 years ago, “The Culture Capital of Photography” Higashikawa aims to make the town a place of balance and harmony for the future. As the center of photo culture for people across the world, we organize this festival to encourage students to develop friendships through photo culture and promote international understanding.
Outline for the festival
We are looking for works (a series of photos) from the countries and areas listed below, where we currently have established international exchanges. The selection will be held in each country and area. The 11 selected schools from overseas (one school per country and area) and 3 selected schools from Japan will participate in the festival (held in the “Town of Photography” Higashikawa).
11 school participants from overseas
▼ cities, districts and towns are designated by the organizer
* The number of countries may be changed depending on application status.
* Applications from countries and areas not listed above will not be accepted.
* 1 The participant from Thailand is selected in a competition held by the local executive committee in Thailand. For schools who would like to participate in the competition, please contact us.
▼ Please refer to download the application Guidelines for more information.