I recently finished a six-month long project with Mie Prefecture Tourist Association in which I was asked to travel the prefecture and create a series of images to be used to help raise awareness about the area and its people, ultimately the images would be used in a series of campaigns to promote local tourism on both an international and domestic scale.
Mie Prefecture is located in the Kansai region of Japan’s main island, Honshu, bordering the prefectures of Aichi, Gifu, Shiga, Kyoto, Nara and Wakayama. It is home to the Ise shrines, perhaps Japan’s most sacred Shinto shrines, which are already a great basis for attracting visitors, but there’s a lot more to Mie than just the Ise shrines. I jumped at the chance to spend such a long period of time exploring, discovering and photographing what else the area has to offer from large industrialized towns to forgotten villages nestled deep in the mountains… and everything in between.
Here is a collection of some of my favourite places, locations and moments from this project. For more images from this project check out the #visitmie gallery under my Commercial Works portfolio.
And to learn more about Mie you can search for them on social media using the hashtag #visitmie