As a birthplace of photography in Japan, Yokohama will be staging a full-fledged photo festival from 2012. They will be holding a few activities as a prelude to the festival.
One of them is the Open Portfolio Review. On Jan. 16-17, 2010, they will have a large room with a long table lined with photo portfolios of various photographers who apply for this event. A panel of distinguished photographers, curators, and critics will review your portfolio in your presence.
They will accept applications for this portfolio review from early Dec. See their Web site for details and application info: