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JNTO Announces "Land of the Gods" Sweepstakes

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 24, 2018

JNTO Announces "Land of the Gods" Sweepstakes

New campaign follows the path of National Geographic photographer Krista Rossow through Japan's Chugoku region.

 

Los Angeles, January 24th 2018 - Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) Los Angeles Office, together with photographer, Krista Rossow and National Geographic have released a photo series highlighting Krista’s recent photography tour through the beautiful natural landscape of Japan’s Chugoku region.


This photo series, which can be viewed on National Geographic's website, appears in three parts that take readers on a journey through the rugged coastlines, mystical shrines, and intense natural beauty of Shimane and Hiroshima prefectures. "Behind the Lens: A Peaceful Moment in Japan" is Krista's own account of finding a spectacular photo opportunity in the most unsuspecting circumstances. "I was already entranced by the trees, the ethereal light, and the misty air. The rain made sense here. And I’d truly found Oki's magic." says Rossow of her experience at the majestic Dangyou-no-taki waterfalls where unexpected weather created the perfect shot.


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"Shimane Prefecture: Japan's Best Kept Secret" introduces readers to Shimane's very best from a trip to Japan's most sacred shrine to a hike through the volcanic Oki Islands, a UNESCO Global Geopark. Finally "Hiroshima: Ancient Works, Stunning Sights, and a Passion for Peace" highlights Hiroshima's lasting quest for world peace against a backdrop of historical sights and unforgettable experiences. Japan's abundant natural beauty, cultural experiences, and expansive history are brought into sharp focus through Krista’s photographs which are sure to inspire and excite travelers to recreate her journey themselves.


JNTO has begun and online consumer campaign as of January 18th, 2018 to entice American travelers to follow in Krista's footsteps and discover the wonders of the Chugoku region. As the rising popularity of Japan leads more Americans to the lesser known corners of the country, JNTO will continue to work to inspire and inform travelers of all it has to offer as a travel destination.

 

About Krista Rossow
Krista Rossow is a freelance photographer and photo editor for National Geographic magazine. When she is not shooting internationally, she also teaches workshops and leads photo tours where she offers patient instruction to aspiring photographers. She is currently editing her second book for National Geographic from her home near Eugene, Oregon.

 

About National Geographic
National Geographic magazine has been captivating readers with stunning photos and inspiring travel stories for decades. Published by the National Geographic Society, a non-profit organization committed to exploration and conservation efforts around the world, the magazine employs some of the world’s best photographers, journalists, scientists, and filmmakers to entertain and inspire a global community of travelers.


About JNTO
As the official tourism board of Japan, JNTO uses its 20 offices worldwide to engage in a range of promotion activities with the goal of encouraging international travelers to visit and explore the destination.


Media Contact:

Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) Los Angeles Office
Yohko Scott
Kay Allen
infolax@jnto.go.jp
(213) 623-1952

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