Edmonds Sister City Cultural Fair photo gallery

Hekinan Mayor Masanobu Negita begins the Cultural Fair by leading the full sister city delegation in singing "Hana wa Saku," a traditional Japanese song of greeting.
Hekinan Mayor Masanobu Negita begins the Cultural Fair by leading the full sister city delegation in singing “Hana wa Saku,” a traditional Japanese song of greeting.
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Hekinan delegate Shigeko Ogasawara performs a lively dance depicting a young woman flirting with the affections of a young man.
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Attendees at the cultural fair were treated to a variety of traditional and modern Japanese music. Here delegates Emiko Takahashi (flute), Ikuko Nagai (drum) and Saeko Itakura (bells) perform on the ECA stage.
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Kiyotaka Sugiura shared his considerable vocal talents. In when he’s not being a delegate and singing, Sugiura is a professional photographer. See his work on display in the ECA lobby and balcony level hallway.
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Keeping with the spirit of the current Scarecrow Festival, the Hekinan delegation brought along their entry, “Yosaku.” Yosaku will be on display during the Halloween night festivities in front of City Hall.

Larry Vogel captured the sights and sounds from Wednesday’s Cultural Fair, held at the Edmonds Center for the Arts to honor the visiting delegation from Hekinan, Japan, Edmonds’ Sister City. The event featured Japanese and American performing arts, and interactive Japanese cultural booths — all open to the public.

 

  1. Thanks to Larry Vogel for images from the Edmonds Center for the Arts presentation by our Japanese visitors. It was wonderful to see them, because I could not attend. I appreciate the variety of the interests and talents shown in the photos.

  2. This was a great day for all that could attend and it was too bad more couldn’t have seen the wonderful performances. It was great to meet everyone afterwards.

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