The annual Imabari Tourism Photo Contest has been generating high-quality photos of Imabari and the Shimanami Kaidō for many years, drawing talented photographers with its generous prize money. Now the Imabari District Tourist Association aims to make the contest more accessible to foreign residents by establishing the Setouchi Photography School. This series of one-day field courses will combine enjoyable visits to some of the beautiful places in the area, with guidance in the basics of ph otography.
This event includes a visit to a fascinating pirate museum, a sumo match between a man and an invisible god, an exciting motorboat ride among the racing currents and whirlpools of the Inland Sea, and a breath-taking climb up the pylon of a suspension bridge.
You won’t find a better value tour anywhere!
The classes are led by Rod Walters, an amateur photographer based in Shikoku.
|06:30||Pickup at JR Matsuyama Station|
|07:45||Pickup at JR Imabari Station|
|09:00||Murakami Suigun Museum|
|10:00||Cruise the rapid tidal currents|
|11:30||Lunch at Tatara Shimanami Park|
|12:30||Ōyamazumi Shrine rice planting and
one-man sumo festival
|14:00||Climb the Tatara Bridge|
|18:00||Bus back to Imabari and Matsuyama|
(includes bus, boat, lunch, entrance fees and insurance).
Pay on the day.
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The first event includes cycling on the Shimanami Kaidō, a visi t to an active quarry, a tasty seafood barbecue, and an excitin g motorboat ride among the racing currents and whirlpools of the Inland Sea. You won’t find a better value tour anywhere!
The classes are led by Rod Walters, an amateur photographer bas ed in Shikoku.
|07:00||Pickup at JR Matsuyama Station|
|08:00||Pickup at JR Imabari Station|
|08:30||Cycle over the Kurushima Straits Bridge|
|10:30||Bus to Mt. Kirō observation platform|
|13:00||Cruise the rapid tidal currents|
|14:30||Visit the dramatic Miyakubo quarry|
|18:30||Bus back to Imabari and Matsuyama|
(includes bus, boat, bicycle, lunch, entrance fees and insuran ce).
Pay on the day.
The Setouchi Photography School is for foreign nationals who have an interest in photography. You don’t need to have an expensive camera – a compact camera or mobile phone is good enough. Participants are expected to enter some of their photos in the Imabari Tourism Photo Contest and share their pictures on social media. There are 25 places available.Families are welcome.
Rod began taking photos with a Kodak camera in the UK in the 1970s. His photos were disappointing. After he came to Japan and got an iPhone, his photography improved a lot. Today, he uses a Fujifilm X-T1 and the latest iPhone. Rod’s photos appear in various magazines and occasionally win prizes in photo contests.
当該フォトスクールは、しまなみ海道を舞台としたフィールドワーキングで、様々な分野でご活躍のロッド・ウォルターズ氏を講師として招聘し、日本に在住されている外国人にターゲットを絞り込み、当地域の素晴らしさを写真で切り取り、SNS等で日本在住の外国人から世界発信していただくことを目的として実施します。©Imabari District Sightseeing Association