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Tokyo (WFLA) — At this year’s Olympics, Japan is looking for other ways to shine on the world stage, even without foreign spectators.
One photographer is using his skills to showcase the country and its culture at the Summer Olympics.
Mark Edward Harris’s photographs have been featured in hundreds of articles in magazines such as Newsweek and Vanity Fair. Harris himself publishes books on Japanese culture, including books on the ancient traditions of bathing in Japanese natural hot springs.
Harris has recorded a tsunami-like tragedy that struck 10 years ago and is now recording the Olympics. This is what he considers to be a turning point in the country.
“I think people will feel that way. I’m glad we did this and the world has improved because of it,” Harris said. “Until the opening ceremony, I didn’t know if it would be 100% realized.”
Harris says that Japanese discipline and respect are the two things he most respects about their culture.
Harris took pictures of various athletics at the Olympics. He said he visited the stadium a few days ago to make sure he got the perfect shot.
“When I’m shooting something, when I’m covering something like this, I have a lot to think about. First of all, how fast the athlete is going,” Harris said.
Harris wants his photographs to show that the world is together in a time when he couldn’t really be together and encourage others to visit the country he loves.
“The real rewards are in the next few years,” he said.
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