Help Japan - A Hug Goes a Long Way


It's time to send Japan some strong Lomo Love an Support. Join this competition and show the people of Japan how the Lomography Community is here for them! Read after the jump for more information.

Credits: worldofoddy

We want to show the people of Japan our love, support and understanding. For this rumble, please submit images you think will help show the people of Japan that we really care, that as a community we are concerned for them and would like to help.

Some say the power of a Hug is worth more than gold. Think about it, as a child, when you were scared and sad, a hug from an elder or a friend was enough to help you get through a hard time. Sometimes we feel helpless, unsure of what to do in situations like these, so let’s spread some Lomo Love and good vibes.

Submit pictures of:

  • Hugs
  • Hearts
  • Encouragement

And we will spread the word far and long to make sure the people of Japan know we are with them! We want to create a LomoWall from these pictures to be put in Japan, so please make sure your pictures follow these guidelines:

  • Minimum Photo Dimensions: submissions must be at least 1220px in either width or height, larger dimensions are welcome
  • No visible borders or watermarks, etc.

This competition is a measure of our strength as a community and does not include prizes beyond the satisfaction of knowing you might have helped someone in need of a friend and emotional support.

A Message From Lomography Japan

Dear Community Members of the Lomographic Soceity,

Thank you so much for encouraging our country. We are glad to read your supportive comments and are encouraged by the images you will be posting here.
We wish to express our sincerest sympathy to people in difficult situations. In Japan, still so many people suffer from this disaster. The north side of Japan has especially been affected and has severe damage and even now so many people are afraid of the aftershocks
We really appreciate your thoughtful efforts. Fortunately, Lomography Japan team members are all fine and we are looking forward to seeing your warm messages and photos.

Best Regards
Lomography Japan

written by Lomography on 2011-03-16 in #competitions #help #community #japan #lomography


  1. rancliffhasenza
    rancliffhasenza ·

    Hold on Japan. Everything's gonna be fixed.

  2. susielomovitz
    susielomovitz ·

    All my love and support to the amazing country of Japan.

  3. sonya1980
    sonya1980 ·

    all my best loving wishes to Japanese people!

  4. vandal
    vandal ·

    where did my comments go ?

  5. miss_maha
    miss_maha ·

    All my thoughts, love and support to everyone affected by this disaster.
    Wonderful rumble :)

  6. icuresick
    icuresick ·

    Be strong! Keep smiling!

  7. elvismartinezsmith
    elvismartinezsmith ·

    All our thoughts go to you! far but close!

  8. fafascinado
    fafascinado ·

    ALL my love to Japan!

  9. makny
    makny ·

    all my love, thoughts and support to Japan

  10. takezzo
    takezzo ·

    thank you everyone. we will surely overcome this unfortunate event.

  11. alehopgm
    alehopgm ·

    Come on Japan! You will get it!

  12. madgam
    madgam ·

    be strong JAPAN

  13. peropero
    peropero ·

    ganbatte ne!

  14. cheerine
    cheerine ·

    would love to take part in this. japan we're there for you!

  15. barakalofi
    barakalofi ·

    all my best wishes and love for Japan!

  16. cchung
    cchung ·

    all my love to JAPAN. be strong!

  17. charly
    charly ·

    japan forever......;)

  18. isabel_mebarak
    isabel_mebarak ·

    All my love to JAPAN!

  19. antea
    antea ·

    All my love and support to Japan!! My best wishes

  20. lomopop
    lomopop ·

    I ♥ Japan

  21. moodification
    moodification ·

    Hold on ...! All the best wishes to Japan!

  22. pangmark
    pangmark ·

    Our thoughts, love and prayers are with the people of Japan.

  23. mikecosta3
    mikecosta3 ·

    Our thoughts are with you.

  24. mikecosta3
    mikecosta3 ·

    Our thoughts are with you.

  25. scbaldwin
    scbaldwin ·

    I love this. great work!

  26. mikecosta3
    mikecosta3 ·

    Our thoughts are with you!

  27. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    we are all Japanese! 我々はすべての日本人です

  28. aderlass
    aderlass ·

    I wish the Japanese nation all the strength in the world and good luck rebuild their country.
    I bow in awe of these great people and this strong nation that tolerates all this suffering with such dignity.

  29. mabruska
    mabruska ·

    All my thougts and love to JAPAN...

  30. photohuggers
    photohuggers ·

    love, hope and support for the people of Japan...

  31. liviacteixeira
    liviacteixeira ·

    All my Love to Japan, the country of my heart...

  32. kuryzu
    kuryzu ·

    頑張ってください にっぽん (Land of the rising sun)

  33. silviacoku
    silviacoku ·

    You are all that's in my mind, Japan.

  34. ijester
    ijester ·


  35. mochilis
    mochilis ·

    Just sent to Japan lots of smiles, hugs and kisses with my best wishes of hope and love :)

  36. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    Love to Japan and also to Haiti, nobody remembers them anymore...

  37. coca
    coca ·

    my best wishes to all the people in Japan....FUERZA JAPON!!!!

  38. laviejasirena
    laviejasirena ·

    All my love and best wishes are with you, be faithfull and strong....after a storm comes a calm...

  39. lucide
    lucide ·

    Best luck and wishes to Japan

  40. valennano
    valennano ·

    From Barcelona the best wishes and love to Japan!!!

  41. jorgesato
    jorgesato ·

    All my best wishes. Go Japan!! love and good vibrations from Brazil.

  42. werdle
    werdle ·

    My heart goes out to you. Always in my thoughts.

  43. oceros
    oceros ·


  44. milkie
    milkie ·

    My heart and my thoughts are with you, I really wish Japan better days.

  45. elerb000
    elerb000 ·

    Go Japan!

  46. minty_
    minty_ ·

    smiles, hugs, kisses and all my love to japan!

  47. zeester
    zeester ·


  48. pietrone
    pietrone ·

    Always in my thoughts!!! be strong, we are with you!!

  49. achocolatemoose
    achocolatemoose ·

    A big hug to Japan. We are thinking of you!

  50. cryve
    cryve ·

    Yeah Yeah ! thanks every one!! i think every thing will be alright soon. i hope!!
    thank you all for your LOVE's :D
    we love you too . from japan

  51. mcshanphoto
    mcshanphoto ·

    Peace, Hope, Love!

  52. helenga
    helenga ·

    All my love and support to Japan!

  53. atreyuthechild
    atreyuthechild ·

    Like punk music and want to donate a small amount to Japan? This site is selling a mix of rare songs by great bands for a minimum of only $5, check it out -

  54. babybuffalo
    babybuffalo ·

    Hello from Japan! When I logged in my Lomo home this morning, I saw MANY hearts, hugs and a lot of heart-warming pictures on. It made my day! Where I live is near Tokyo and didn't get much damage. However we got a bunch of problems as you guys already know. But I do believe we, Japanese people will make it through, like we did before. We appreciate you all support, encouragement, and a BIG LOVE!

  55. neurodiaz
    neurodiaz ·

    One love, one heart, let's get together and feel all right.

  56. tallgrrlrocks
    tallgrrlrocks ·

    I love you Japan! / Mahal kita, Japan!

  57. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

    be strong japan! we are all here together with u! :)

  58. orangeuke
    orangeuke ·

    Tons of lomolove to every one in Japan. Friends parents were pretty close to the main epicenter but they're alright :) gonna post my pic but how do I kno if it is the correct size? Please message me!

  59. kokakoo
    kokakoo ·

    Fighto! ,-)

  60. jojo8785
    jojo8785 ·

    Lotsa love to Japan <3

  61. renenob
    renenob ·



    You are in my prayers Japan!

  62. trampoline
    trampoline ·

    you are in our hearts


  63. lola_moon
    lola_moon ·

    ♥ ♥ ♥ !

  64. modern_nmt
    modern_nmt ·

    ข.ให้ชาวญี่ปุ่นจงยิ้มไว้ (let go Japan)

  65. sendaldjepit
    sendaldjepit ·


  66. gelibee
    gelibee ·

    Hang in there Japan!! We ♥ you!!

  67. gittlob
    gittlob ·

    Be strong and heres hoping that all will be well for you soon!!

  68. mattiapiazzano
    mattiapiazzano ·

    Lomographers form Italy are with Japan

  69. basho
    basho ·

    The whole world thinks of you and wishes for your recovery. Hold on Japan!

  70. sandrmilocus
    sandrmilocus ·

    we <3 u JAPAN!

  71. cpolpa
    cpolpa ·

    Best luck and wishes to Japan!!

  72. toelmoum
    toelmoum ·

    In Japan I always find dawn, Toel

  73. davomo
    davomo ·

    Stand Tall Japan

  74. caio73
    caio73 ·

    mazzingaaaaaaaaa where you are??????? be strong ni!

  75. vickponto
    vickponto ·

    Lomographers from Brazil are with Japan

  76. pomps
    pomps ·

    tons of love to Japan! I've seen every minute what is happening there...
    so many things come to my many lives, things lost. I've just seen a woman near her home picking up a photo from her lost neighbourhood...what it would be...
    wouldn't it be nice to send some photos?

  77. takezzo
    takezzo ·


    Thank you world
    Cheer up Japan

  78. natalieerachel
    natalieerachel ·

    Sending my prayers to Japan!

  79. 2020walterk
    2020walterk ·

    Please Donate For Japan Earthquake

  80. ropper
    ropper ·

    Japan, so far away so close... :) :*

  81. zezefan
    zezefan ·

    Oh I cant thank you enough, Lomographers in all over the world! We feel so loved!! And these heeps of pics are amazingly encouraging.
    and yes! we are sure that Japn is strong enough to break through it!
    LomoLove! <3

  82. prettyflowers
    prettyflowers ·

    Lots of love from the United States. Stay strong Japan.

  83. ipdegirl
    ipdegirl ·

    Japan, you are in my thoughts everyday. I will visit you soon but until then, let the joy of a smile from a child warm your heart for just a brief moment :)

  84. ali55
    ali55 ·

    Much love and hugs to Japan from Canada :) You are in my thoughts.

  85. yesno_maybe
    yesno_maybe ·

    All my love and hugs to whoever need them! Be strong Japan!

  86. yesno_maybe
    yesno_maybe ·

    All my love and hugs to whoever need them! Be strong Japan!

  87. aprilia
    aprilia ·

    Sending a bunch of love and hugs from Indonesia :*

  88. kisaki
    kisaki ·

    All my love, kisses and hugs to Japan. <3 Be strong! You can do it! :)

  89. pepper-b
    pepper-b ·

    A smile for Japan :) stay strong!

  90. marshall4480
    marshall4480 ·


  91. jim_mee_dee
    jim_mee_dee ·

    land of the rising sun, my prayer for your recovery... believe!

  92. alditooh
    alditooh ·

    from indonesia with love to japan.... :)

  93. mailesmiley
    mailesmiley ·

    You are in my prayers!

  94. sami-san
    sami-san ·

    Our prayers go out to our Japanese neighbors!

    From the Philippines with LOVE!!

  95. vinz-satori
    vinz-satori ·


  96. meerly
    meerly ·

    No matter what happen, keep smiling

  97. rabbitkiddd
    rabbitkiddd ·

    don't worry japan,everything is gonna be alright

  98. debbieseb
    debbieseb ·

    Malaysia are praying for you Japan. Hold on and be strong!

  99. gangan
    gangan ·

    ARIGATO everyone!!!

  100. ginasoh
    ginasoh ·

    Don't give up, Japan

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