WHITFIELD-MANJIRO 
FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY, INC.

(508) 995-1219

Ms. Angelica Sincavage relates her recent experience in Washington, D. C. where she represented the state as Mass. Cherry Blossom Princess.  President Gerry Rooney and Selectman Bob Espindola appreciate her message.

"THE STUDENTS ARE COMING"

WHEN: JULY 28 TO AUGUST 4

FROM WHERE: SHIMIZU HIGH SCHOOL (SISTER SCHOOL                                          TO FAIRHAVEN HIGH SCHOOL)

HOW MANY: THREE STUDENTS AND ONE TEACHER

NEED: INTERESTED HOMESTAY FAMILIES

CONTACT:  GERRY ROONEY AT 508-995-1219

Make this summer truly different with a unique cultural exchange of ideas and outlooks.


THE SOCIETY GRADUATES ANOTHER CLASS OF TEACHERS

SHOWA UNIVERSITY

STUDENTS VISIT

MANJIRO'S FIRST SCHOOL

Gerry Rooney points out some Manjiro related information at the Old Stone School which Manjiro attended in 1843.

GRADS (l to r): Susan Pielech, Jane Quinn, Marti Medeiros and Kelly Kelleher

On July 12th the Society graduated another class of local teachers having covered the Whifield-Manjiro history, whaling and Japanese culture.  Educational Coordinator, Debbie Almeida, was assisted by the society's Cultural Advisor, Ayako Rooney, and CEO, Gerry Rooney.  Keep tuned for future classes for teachers and interested community members.

Showa students join an era-clad mannequin in Manjiro's first school during their Manjiro Trail tour on February 16th.

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Two of the seventeen cherry trees that Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara donated still bloom splendidly in his memory in Cook Memorial Park just down the street from the museum.

6TH CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL

IN FULL BLOOM

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Consul General Rokuichiro Michii of the Boston Japanese Consulate greets visitors and guests to the festival