Mt. Bizan is a centrally located mountain in Tokushima City and is a symbol of Tokushima Prefecture. Its name is formed from the Japanese kanji character for eyebrow 眉山, and it is said to have been given this name because the mountain looks like an eyebrow from all points of views. In 2007, Mt. Bizan became nationally known through a movie entitled Bizan, based on a book by Sada Masashi shot in Tokushima. Mt. Bizan stands 280 meters tall (919 feet) and provides a scenic view of Tokushima City from its observatory deck, and I chose it as my landscape for recent photos I took highlighting the 12 different effects on my Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Each photo is captioned by the effect I applied, enjoy the slideshow!
First held in 2010, the annual Tokushima LET Art Festival is once again illuminating the nights of Tokushima City. From April 20th to the 29th, this 10 night event starts at sunset and runs until 10pm. With over 30 groups of participating artists, the LED art is spread across various locations across the heart of the city, including lining the Shinmachi River Boardwalk and across Tokushima Central Park. Tokushima has a unique appreciation for Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs); the world’s largest supplier of LEDs, the Nichia Corporation is headquartered in the prefecture and is one of the festival’s primary sponsors. With over 6000 employees and multiple subsidiaries worldwide, Nichia is a multi-billion dollar company primarily due to its investments in LED technology. At this year’s event, I took several pictures, while attempting to play with various effects on my Samsung Galaxy Note 2, more on camera effects to follow.. Check out my pictures below!