Thank you so much to everyone who voted for their favorite design in the Smile Kids Hokkaido T-Shirt Contest! After 7 days of voting.. the results are in! And the winner is…
…drum roll please…
Design 3 [Hokkaido] by Ian Pun!!! Congratulations Ian!
Thanks again to all the designers for all their hard work :-) and watch this space for information on how to get your very own t-shirt!
The designs are in for the Smile Kids Hokkaido T-Shirt Design Contest! Thank you to our awesome designers for their hard work and creativity!We have three excellent designs for you to choose from, please find their images attached.
When you’re ready, go here to vote: http://goo.gl/forms/R8rkRJ7kpS (only one vote permitted per person, Gmail log in required).
You have until Wednesday 8th!
Happy voting :-)
Best wishes, Lauren
DESIGN 1 / SUPER
DESIGN 2 / ANNIE
DESIGN 3 / HOKKAIDO
Are you interested in learning a bit about Japan’s sumo wrestling culture?
Have you wanted to try it yourself?
Here’s your chance to participate in a female-only sumo competition hosted by Fukushima-cho in the south!
Fukushima-cho is the hometown of two renowned sumo champions (yokozuna), Chiyonoyama and Chiyonofuji. This is the 24th year the event is being held. The participants are all female, but the age ranges from young (the minimum age to participate is 18) to old, and in recent years fellow JETs have joined this event as participants and competed in some powerful matches!
Here are some more details of the event:
Sunday, May 10 2015
9:30 – 14:00
Kagamiyama Park (Fukushima Daijinguu)
Matsumae-gun, Fukushima-cho, Aza-fukushima 219
Ladies over the age of 18
2000 yen to participate (paid by registered mail (Genkin Kakitome), or in person at Fukushima-cho office)
Free to come watch
Not only do the winners get fabulous prizes including cash, there are prizes and souvenirs for all participants, too!
How do I apply?
Fill out this form below and send it, with 2000 yen cash, by registered mail to Fukushima Tourism Association:
〒049-1392 北海道 松前郡 福島町 字福島 820番地
Hokkaido, Matsumae-gun, Fukushima-cho, Azafukushima 820-banchi
Fukushima Tourism Association
The deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 22 (or when it reaches the max number of participants, 64 people), so get your applications in early!
Please direct them to Fukushima Tourism Association:
(You should be able to contact them in English)
If you’re not so inclined to participate but want to watch, or you are into photography, there is also a photo contest! Attend the event, take some amazing shots of these wonderful wrestlers, and send them to Fukushima-cho to win great prizes.
And no, you don’t have to be a lady to take the photos!
For details, please contact the Fukushima Tourism Association.
Voting begins Thursday February 25th and ends at 11:59pm on Thursday, March 5th.
Go to http://vote.hajet.org during that time to place your vote. You will need a password that is sent by email.
If you are a JET but did not receive an email, please contact email@example.com.
And now for the candidates…
Where are you now?
The birth of my son this past Fall was pretty epic…so I’ll go with that.
Where are you from?
The wilds of Kansas.
Where are you now?
The Forest. Literally. My town’s name is Forest. Mori Machi. Forest Town.
What has been your best moment in Hokkaido?
Taking silver in Fukushima’s woman’s only Sumo competition.
HEC camp.Why would you be a good Southwestern Rep?
However, the main reason I think I would be a good rep is that I really enjoy the SW peeps. Everybody here is super awesome. I want us to try to connect with other regions. I would also like to organize more events to bring the SW family closer together and interact with the rest of HAJET.Biggest Fictional Crush: