Overview of the Awards
From May 5th to June 30 of this year, we received 262 works of art from all over Japan. Fujiko Fujio, the creator of Himi’s legendary Hattori-kun, decided the winners.
Fujiko Fujio-sensei’s comments
Overall Impression: “The level of quality was so high this year, I had a hard time deciding. This year’s theme was really broad, so I was impressed with everyone’s originality!”
Adult Division: The works that won awards this year were really amazing stuff. In particular the winner, ”I Love Corn!!”, is a perfect picture of happiness. The runner-up, “The 5 Year Calendar”, had a lot of good points as well!
Junior Division: There were so many fun pictures, I couldn’t help but laugh as I went through them. The runner-up and honorable mentions as well had great ideas that the drawings matched well. Good job!
“I Love Corn!!”
By: Masami Hashimura (Aichi prefecture)
“The Five Year Calendar”
By: Sugyamashigeyuki (Niigata prefecture)
By: Ayumi Ishitani (Toyama prefecture)
“The Railroad Crossing That’s Kind to Seniors”
By: Shinji Nakanishi (Shiga prefecture)
“Annual Trip to the Great Snow Valley: Oh, Here’s the Dentures I Dropped Last Year!”
By: Mikio Nakahara (Tokyo)
“The Crumbling House”
By: Azusa Hidaka (Aichi prefecture)
Source: City of Himi official website