This photograph was taken in front of hall of the unversity at Shijuku wards in March, this year. Exactly, when it is past 10:00 at the graduation ceremony in the morning on that day, many students have gathered in the hall. Men wear formal suit and women wear traditional clothes(Hakama). Wholly, it's felt to pleasure from their expression. In front of the hall where a ceremony starts, they have taken memorial photograph each other with parent or friends. Especially, a female student's clothes had rich color, and stood out. That these students were born is the time when the bubble of Japan burst exactly at the beginning of Heisei era. And, Japan economic deflation continues up to now from it. Now, contemporary 50% enter to the college since popularization of the college is progressing. And they are a generation who has grown up the inside of the living environment of a game, a mobile phone, and a personal computer etc. Although it is a time of job shortage now, carefree brightness is felt from their expression. When taking a photograph, they draw the pause which makes a V-sign wholly, I will feel that it catches a glimpse of the miniature of a historical backdrop. Although there are an earthquake disaster and economic deflation, since there is potential power which can change dynamically in this country, I believe that the view of the future is bright like a student's expression.
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Bluejeans (64249) 2012-03-27 5:20
Ola Mikio ,
Boa foto de vida diária nesta cerimónia com estes estudantes em final de curso e a aprtirem para uma nova fase da vida , muito bonitos os vestidos das raparigas , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
jimmj63 (2313) 2012-03-27 5:23
very interesting shot and note
holmertz (42267) 2012-03-27 8:12
A nice picture showing that the joy at leaving school is the same everywhere. I remember well when I stepped out through the doors of my high school on the last day. I am surprised that most of the girls are wearing so much nicer traditional clothes.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-03-27 8:35
Satisfaction, optimism and confidence of these young people, bodes well for their future and the future of Japan. The photo is interesting and excellent quality. Bravo.
Have a nice day
abmdsudi (44262) 2012-03-27 21:56
Very colourful interesting relaxed feel image. quite eyecatching, a real blend of fashions and culture. The convenient arrangement of a posed group photo, yet without the boring posed-bit and the grouping of people are so good. This closer pov would certainly give a more intimate feel, but as it is the girl in the far end is a bit of distraction and detached from the group. Nice characterisation and the colour tones add to the presentation, nicely done.
Yiannis84 (2824) 2012-03-28 7:57
Capture optimism with a lot of atmosphere!! i really like the choice of the POV and the excellent clarity..great tradicional clothes with very nice attractive colors..superb light! well taken and well seen
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-03-28 8:03
A very nice group shot of these graduates who look very happy and smiling for their achievements. The colors, sharpness and atmosphere are superb.
sacimar (25975) 2012-03-28 10:16
I like this image, it's a good report of this ceremony, I like the happy faces of the people there, good details and presentation,
jemaflor (86054) 2012-03-30 4:37
Good report about this graduation ceremony, spontaneous attitude, good shrpness and colors, just maybe too cropped on the bottom of the view ...
Afsanehbagheri (3228) 2012-03-30 6:19
Hi my friend
The traditional dress is a beautiful and lovely happy
photos the best
rabdelnoor (3421) 2012-03-30 20:07
Nice shot showing the students on their prime time. Good framing and beautiful colours of the local wearing.
danos (87891) 2012-03-31 0:17
nice this graduation snapshot with the happy graduates to pose on the stairs of the University.I like their hopeful smiles for the future, the charmy clothes of the beautiful women as the from this moment begin the race for the real life.
- Copyright: mikio kato (kato) (11630)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-03-26
- Categories: Daily Life, Ceremony
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix 3100
- Exposure: f/5.3, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-03-27 5:10