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Utilizing the Aso area regeneration support project, we will carry it out again this year!Yuakari Photo Contest 2022, a winter tradition where ball lanterns gently light the night, will be held!

In the Kurokawa Onsen area of ​​Minamioguni Town, Yu Akari is celebrating its 11th year this year.By using thinned bamboo as one of the activities to protect the landscape of the satoyama, many people are doing it as an effort to gently light the hot spring town in winter.

Starting with the handmade ball lanterns, the light bulbs and the installation in the river are all done by the locals, and all of them fascinate the viewers with their gentle light.Every year, around Kurokawa Onsen, the Otaniyama area, Oda Onsen area, Tanohara Onsen area, and Manganji area have also changed their tastes for each area, but this year there are also photo spots in each area. It is scheduled to appear.

Along with that, we received a lot of applications from many people before the corona disaster.Awara Hotaru Photo Contestwill be held again this year.

By all means,A special pieceIf you win the prize, we will also offer luxury goods such as accommodation vouchers, so please join us!

Outline of Photo Contest

How to post to Instagram
① Follow the photo contest account (Please check the account from the link below)
>> @minamiognikanko <<
② Hash tag for photo contest applicationAkari Yu Akari 2022Posting images with attached

Application period
2022 year 12 month 17 day to 2023 year 2 month 28 day
(*The Yuakari itself is held until April 4nd.)

■ Notes on entry
· Please be sure to post pictures taken by yourself, or photos with copyright.
· If you see a person in the photo, please get permission before posting.
· The copyright, moral rights and portrait rights of the submitted works belong to the Minamioguni-machi Tourist Association and may be used free of charge as PR of this site or Minamioguni Town.
· Photographs taken outside the recruitment period can also be submitted.
· Do not shoot in the no-entry area.
· Photographs taken in the no-entry area will be excluded from the awards.

Result announcement
Scheduled for late March 2022.
· After the application period is over, we will decide the winner after strict judgment.
・A total of 1 people will be selected, including 7 Grand Prize and 8 Excellence Awards.
· Because I will contact you using Instagram's direct message function, please be sure to follow the official account.
・ If you do not give your consent within one week after contacting us, you will not be eligible for the award.
· After winning, when the illegalities etc. of the winner are discovered, the right may be lost.

■ About the product
★ 1st Prize: Can be used in Minamioguni TownEquivalent to 3 yen tourist gift certificate! ! ! !
★ 7 Excellence Awards: 5,000 yen assorted specialty products from Minamioguni-machi! ! !

■ Sponsorship and support
Organizer: Minamioguni Town Tourism Association
Supported by: Aso Community Promotion Design Center
※ We carry out photo contest utilizing Aso area spirit regeneration support project.

■ Introduction of 2020 award-winning works

We would like to introduce some of the wonderful works that won awards in 2020!

Congratulations to all the winners! And thank you for posting a nice photo.

Even with the same hot water light, you will see a variety of different faces, so come on and enjoy our favorite "Only for yourself Akari lightPlease find (* ^^ *)!

■ To the end

Even just looking at the hot water healing spirit. I'd like you to remember it by all means, but if you do not mind leaving it as a record, I would be pleased if you could apply for that one.

If you have any questions about the photo contest, please contact the Tourism Association of Minamioguni-cho at any time!
(Minamioguni Town Tourism Association contact: 0967-42-1444)

Entry from everyone, I am waiting from the bottom of my heart! !

【Detailed information】
Yuakari event period
From December 2022, 12 to March 17, 2023 (Lighting time: Scheduled from 4:2 pm to 5:30 pm)

■ Holding Area
Kurokawa Onsen (one part of the hot spring town/Hiranodai Observatory), Otaniyama area (in Gondeau Charolais), Tanohara Onsen (Tanohara River is planned), Oda Onsen, Manganji Onsen (near the public bath)

▼ Click here for a map of Minamioguni Town