Giveaway Contest

To win the contest, can you tell me what date this photo was taken on?
The full collection of giveaway goodies. What's your pick of the bunch?
The full collection of giveaway goodies Whats your pick of the bunch

This is the first giveaway contest for the site.
The rules are simple:

  • You need to be signed up as a member to shibuya246. (You can sign up below at the comments section)
  • You need to have left at least 2 comments somewhere on the shibuya246 site. You can leave your comments anytime before the draw on November 5, 2009.
  • You need to leave your best guess answer to the contest question in the comments section for this post
  • If there are multiple correct answers the first two correct answers will win prizes
  • If there are no correct answers, the closest two answers will win prizes
  • You don’t have to follow me on Twitter to enter, but you might get some helpful hints if you do
  • If you want to change your answer after hearing hints you can do. Limit of 3 attempts. Please say which hint made you change your answer.

Contest Question

Can you tell me what date the following photo was taken and whether it was morning, afternoon or nighttime ?

To win the contest, can you tell me what date and time of day (morning, afternoon, night) this photo was taken on?
To win the contest can you tell me what date and time of day morning afternoon night this photo was taken on

Hint 1
I covered the location in a previous post earlier this year, but didn’t use this particular photo.

And now to the prizes

Rilakkuma magnetic touch character, K-ON bookmarks, Haruhi Suzumiya Mousepad, Haruhi Suzumiya clear files, Rilakkuma reminder notepads.

Rilakkuma closeup with the K-ON girls. Steady on there Rila..
Rilakkuma closeup with the K ON girls Steady on there Rila
One of the clear file folders, Yuki Nagato from 'The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya'
One of the clear file folders Yuki Nagato from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
closeup of the other clear file folder, Haruhi Suzumiya from 'The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya'
closeup of the other clear file folder Haruhi Suzumiya from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
A mousepad by Kyoto Animation for 'The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya'
A mousepad by Kyoto Animation for The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

If you are not familiar with Suzumiya Haruhi here is a quick video from youtube showing a dance scene.

closeup of the small reminder note pad from Rilakkuma (San-x company)
closeup of the small reminder note pad from Rilakkuma San x company
Here are the external designs for these reminder notes. Nice and small with layers of cute
Here are the external designs for these reminder notes Nice and small with layers of cute
Rilakkuma leaning in closer and closer with this K-ON shiori set
Rilakkuma leaning in closer and closer with this K ON shiori set

Special extra prize
Don’t forget to write in your answer which goods you like the best and why. There will also be a prize for the best answer to why you want to win even if you get the date and time wrong.

Here is the full selection as a quick reminder. What’s your pick?

The full collection of giveaway goodies. What's your pick of the bunch?
The full collection of giveaway goodies Whats your pick of the bunch

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  • Let’s see if it works now, July 23rd 2009 in the morning (I hope) and I changed my mind on the favorite, it’s the haruhi closeup ๐Ÿ˜€

  • My guess is also July 23rd, 2009, in the morning.

    My favorite prize is the mousepad of ‘The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya’, since the central girl actually reminds me of myself. OK, so my hair and eyes aren’t brown (red and green, in that order), I’m not a schoolgirl (anymore), and I’m certainly not animated (at least not in THAT way), but I do get excited. A lot.

  • RT @Shibuya246: Giveaway Contest, Japan Anime | Shibuya246
    Went back and checked everything i saved and it is July 23rd. in the early afternoon, seeing it wasn’t that busy. Has to do with the Pokeman Shinkasen train. Seeing I’m always looking for note pads, I would like those, Rilakuma being my favorite.

  • July 22nd 2009
    as for the time..I’m guessing late morning!
    my favorite prize is the Rilakkuma reminder note pad. I don’t mind living a busy life if I have Rilakkuma to remind me what to do~

    • I want the Rilakkuma Halloween snacks because I’ve been really busy with assignments this semester. My semester break officially starts after Friday and I wanna have some fun with Rilakkuma! ไปŠๆ—ฅใ‚‚ใฟใ‚“ใชใงใƒ€ใƒฉใƒ€ใƒฉใ‚ดใƒญใƒณ~ ใŠใใซใ„ใ‚Šใจไธ€็ท’ใฎๆฏŽๆ—ฅ

  • July 23, 2009 in the middle of the afternoon. The 15:56 train in fact. It was definitely the pokemon train.

    I would love the Rilakkuma note pads for my daughter. She’s 18 months now and we are just giving her crayons. I would love to be able to mail her scribbles to her Grandparent’s in Saitama on these papers.

    • the sneaky part of this one is simply what “time stamp” to believe from either this site or the flikr photostream. I did not see a date in any of the photo’s to help. So it is all time stamps. The fun of the international dateline. I went with the 23rd because of the “photo taken on” date of the flikr photo’s in conjuntion with the uploaded date being the 22nd. that only makes sense when you assume the flikr server timestamps is in the US but the photo time stamp comes from the picture’s data (or user’s input) when uploaded.

      The first photo on the flikr set was the departure board showing the Akita train on platform 21 departing at 15:56.
      The last photo in the set was the contest photo.

      oh and if guess for a second prize choice it would be the rilakkuma character.

  • July 22nd, 2009 late in the afternoon. I would love the magnetic Rilakkuma and the Rilakkuma memo pads because I’m addicted to Rilakkuma ๐Ÿ˜€ & my collection is always welcoming new kuma additions. Thanks for doing this giveaway!

  • Since everyone is sherlock holmes when it comes to timestamps I’m going to try and give the best answer as to why I think I should win at least something.

    1. Haruhi and K-ON were the first two animes I ever watched in Japanese.
    2. I live in Australia, do you know how hard it is to come buy that sort of merchandise, compared to Europe and America!?
    3. Despite already known as an absolute Japanese nerd at school I would still use any or all of that merchandise proudly.
    4. I’ll be your best friend forever?^^

      • plus, number 5. I’ll be able to fit in with stuff like this when I go to Japan? I mean every cool guy has a haruhi folder or a cute notepad? right? right!!?!?

  • July 23rd 2009 in the afternoon .

    I would really like that mousepad by Kyoto Animation for ‘The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya’ because I really love that show and If I did win that MousePad then I could be very proud of having that mousepad everytime I surf at . ^_^

    Another thing that catches my fancy is the K-ON bookmarks because K-ON! is probably the most successful anime this year not to mention I can use it as a bookmark whenever I’m reading a book . The K-ON! bookmark would also serve as a reminder of how generous and heart-warming this site is , if I ever win anything .

    I just registered to this site and I must say , It is the most awesome site I’ve ever seen in my whole intire life besides . Theres a lot of things I like about this site especially the High Quality Photos . would be my daily surfing site from now on besides and . Gonna really enjoy this site ^0^

  • Probably to late for this but… July 23 cuz everyone is saying… And i dont wana do time conversions(i live like, at least 15 hrs in time away from there…) around noonish…
    Because of the late entry, ill go for the extra prizes as well!
    1. The K-On! Merchandise! Why? Because its K-On! the very first anime that dragged me into listening to the OP and ED every single ep! I usually skip if there’s the option, but Cagayake Girls! and Don’t Say Lazy! just blew my pants off!!!(ok not really…) And as everyone knows, K-On! is awesomeness!!!
    2. The Haruhi folders. Why? They look beautiful, and probably one of the most beautiful file folders ill ever see(and hopefully use^^). It also shines a new light onto both of the characters. Yuki looks just amazing with that beautiful red dress and violin. And if you haven’t watched Haruhi, you would be wondering “Who is this character? She looks amazing!” The Haruhi one also enchants me. I don’t believe Haruhi would be a great conductor(imagine all the yells and faces and curses coming out of her mouth unless its exactly what she wants*shivers*) from my musical experiences… But its just beautiful. And at the moment i saw it, it immediately reminded me of Shinra from They Are My Nobel Masters. I never once in my anime life(a 4-5 years) thought that a mere school girl(even if it is Haruhi) would remind me of such a splendid beauty from another great anime!
    3. ๆ„›ใ—ใฆใ‚‹!!!!! Lol ill be popping on the site more often if i win something!*wink wink* I mean umm… Ill show up here every day from now on o.o

  • ok, now im getting confused what time i took the photo ๐Ÿ˜‰

    With so much interest, I am adding an extra K-ON mousepad for the second prize as well, and ………. make a comment about what other merchandise you want to win and the next giveaway will try and feature that item.

  • As 1 of your Faithful Followers,now for some time I always find your articles facinating and the photos top notch:))).
    I would certainly enjoy another mouse pad or any Rilakkuma product available. Or anything that is available, all the prizes here deserve a shout out a great selection. As for the next prize giveaway, those train station lights w/sound would be a great prize:) or anything associated with them would be great.:)

    • trains, railways? great idea ๐Ÿ™‚ At some time I am going to have to send a Rilakkuma your way. You have the most comments on the site ๐Ÿ˜‰ This is your home.

  • some good answers coming in here. I am enjoying reading between the lines of what people want. definitely need to think out some extra goods for next round of giveaways.

  • July 22nd ’09 – afternoon (around 16.00 – 4 p.m.). That hour is dead as it could be where I live.

    If I ever win I’ll say later what I want. As I never win I don’t write too much ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Ok, I need to say what I want so I’ll go for the mouse pads. And Rilakkuma!

    – I don’t have any particular reason, but a mouse pad is something you look a lot during the day and I had really lots of fun with Haruhi and K on animes. A reminder of good times is just good enough to get you going on rainy days.
    Everything counts! I have a Beijing 2008 plush to tease ๐Ÿ™‚ Rilakkuma as a friend ๐Ÿ™‚
    – Plus I was crazy on Haruhi Suzumiya and wanted to buy the books too but no luck. My japanese is not at that level yet.
    – Where I live they cost a lot because they just have something japanese on, bomb price ๐Ÿ™

    After all it’s just what makes you happy…

    There it is.

  • Even though my desk is small and cluttered, I WILL make a special place for the Rilakkuma note pads and the Snacks, nom, nom,nom. Also a new mouse pad would help, the 1 I am using is getting a little worn out. Those would really make it a special shrine to the #1 Bear Rilakkuma! ๐Ÿ™‚ These would really make home feel much more of a Japanese home! :).

  • my reason for wanting the Rilakkuma snacks being:

    my rilakkuma is hungry and he would be one happy bear if he gets to munch on some rilakkuma snacks!