The manufacturing of Sigma Global Vision products takes place in our Aizu (Aizuwakamatsu), Japan factory. It is our sole production base and makes us proud to be one of a few companies who can claim a #MadeinJapan title. Aizu is located on the west side of Fukushima Prefecture in the southern part of the Tohoku Region of Japan. It has over 1200 years of Buddhist history, deep roots in samurai culture and is rich in natural beauties that include the hot springs of Mt. Bandai and Lake Inawashiro.
Aizu’s Geigi (also known as “geisha”) also has a long history that is said to stretch back to Japan’s Edo period (1603 to 1868). It is a Japanese tradition of unique customs and performing arts that have remained unchanged and has survived to this day as a stylish aspect of Japanese culture.
Sigma Imaging UK (Ltd.) wants to share this Japanese tradition and has arranged to bring the Geisha’s of Aizu to London for a unique photo competition. A full list of the details and link on how to enter are listed below:
#SIGMAUK has teamed up with Amateur Photographer magazine to offer 10 lucky readers the chance to attend a workshop in London shooting Japanese geisha with top portrait and fashion photographer, Dave Kai Piper. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is to submit your best portraits to this contest.
Before you enter, please note you must be free to attend the experience and portrait workshop on Thursday 27 June between 11 am and 2 pm at Ham Yard Hotel in central London and be able to make your own way there (travel expenses not included).
Entries close 28 May 2019
Judging 28 May 2019 to 5 June 2019
Winners announced 5 June 2019