After a rigorous judging process conducted by the YGU International Committee and International Exchange Center staff, the winners of the YGU Creative Paper Craft Contest are as follows Please watch the video of the winning works:
Thank you for all the excitement.
First prize: Sakura Hiratsuka (1st year student of Childcare at Yamanashi Gakuin Junior College)
This piece was made entirely out of black construction paper, with each Y.G.J.C. drawing his or her own pattern and cutting it out with a design knife to make it look like a paper cutout. You can see the background from the cut out parts, so depending on where you put them, it will change their atmosphere.
First prize: Yuzuha Tsuno, Yuna Suzuki, Yuuka Arai, Takashi Amemiya, and Kosuke Amano (Third-year students in the Faculty of Business Administration, Yamanashi Gakuin University)
The theme of the project is Japan’s honorable traditional culture. The number of foreign tourists has decreased drastically due to COVID-19, so we hope that people from all over the world will visit Japan again in the near future and enjoy Japanese culture.
2nd Prize: Miho Mizukami (4th year student in the Faculty of Business Administration, Yamanashi Gakuin University)
I made cherry blossoms, gerbera and camellias out of paper and used clover as the background to express spring, summer, autumn and winter with the four flowers. The theme of the work is “the integration of fresh flowers and paper flowers”. Since it is difficult to go out and see cherry blossoms at this time of year, I decided to use flowers in order to brighten up the mood.
2nd Prize: Ai-san (1st year student of Food and Nutrition, Yamanashi Gakuin Junior College)
The Yamanashi Institute has many buildings on its grounds, but there are also many plants and they look like they are full of nature, so I created this image as if the grass and flowers are also growing at YGJC. Also, I put the national flag around it as a symbol of international exchange.
Third Prize: Zannat Montakim (1st year student, International College of Liberal Arts, Yamanashi Gakuin University)
Many students, many nationality, ONE destination–“YGU”. YGU is a place where we can see the beautiful combination of nations. It is like many colors in one sea is YGU. YGU has given us, me, the right of dreaming about touching the sky.
3rd Prize: Sei Suenaga, Ayano Sato, Motoki Hanagata, Natsuka Mukaiyama, Yuri Watai (4th year students, Faculty of Business Administration, Yamanashi Gakuin University)
Third prize: Kawamura-san (4th year student at the Faculty of Sports Science)
Based on the theme of Yamanashi Gakuin University and the abundance of nature in Yamanashi Prefecture, the color of the letters is a refreshing Prussian blue; The letter “Y” represents Mount Fuji, “G” represents the plants that abound in the Southern Alps, and “U” represents the water of a lake located in the prefecture.
International Exchange Committee Award Konishi-san (4th year student, Faculty of Business Administration)
I think we are all frustrated because we can’t go out as much as we would like due to the corona disaster. However, I tried to portray them having a positive and happy time. I used the stairs and the light from outside to express a bright future, and I hoped that they would be able to return to their normal lives again.
International Exchange Center Prize Yamanashi Gakuin University, 3rd year student from Faculty of Business Administration
Yuzuha Mizuno, Taku Saito, Nanako Kimura, and Sei Onozaki
We cut out the pictures of Fugaku, which I am dealing with in my seminar, and pasted them on the characters. I would be happy if you are interested in Japanese culture more by presenting the contemporary pictures of Fugaki. The wave in front of the Fugaki represents the fact that the sea in Japan is connected to the sea in the world, which means that we should cooperate with each other in spite of the difficulties of each country due to the corona.
A new semester has started.
How is the new semester going? It’s times like these that you need to change your mood and try something different, instead of looking at it negatively. The International Exchange Center has organized a “Paper Craft Contest”. Please make an original “YGU” work of art with an elaborate paper craft.
Please see the application requirements for the contest.
The following is the work of the International Center staff
Looking forward to everyone’s work!