Location: Imperial Palace, Tokyo, Japan – December, 2014
Photographer: Shihong Fan
Home Country: China
University Affiliation: Graduate Student
Award: 1st Place
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In the artist’s own words: “I was visiting Tokyo on the Emperor’s birthday. Japanese people came to visit him and the Imperial Family to celebrate at The Inner Palace, which is only open two days a year. The Emperor thanked the public and relayed his concern about Japanese Military Legislation raised by Shinzō Abe, the Prime Minister of Japan. The public there agreed with emperor’s concern. I took this photo when the Emperor came out, and the crowds raised the flag and waved.”