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Familiar looking landscapes offering a taste of old Japan’s hidden and harmonious coexistence with the modern era exemplify the theme of this year’s “Japan Through Diplomats’ Eyes” annual photo competition.

A photograph capturing the stillness of a Zen monk, wearing a vivid golden robe and standing amid the hustle and bustle of Tokyo, taken by Attila Erdos, minister counselor at the Hungarian embassy won the Prince Takamado Memorial Prize, the top prize in the annual competition held under the theme “Hidden Japan.”

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