17TH MANJIRO FESTIVAL 

 

GREAT FRIENDLY MEMORIES

Wakana Sugimoto who earned her trip through winning the English speech contest, wowed the audience with the a flawless presentation made without any written notes.

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Chiharu Morioka entertained by singing songs written by Kyo Nakahama (5th generation descendant of Manjiro).  Commentary was added by students from Shimizu High School ("Sister School" to Fairhaven High School)

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Vice Mayor Isowaki presents a gift to President Gerry Rooney for the Society while Jason Sardinha (translator) interprets.

The festival ends with locals joining the guests for the traditional Tosashimizu dance

The happy, up-beat delegation from Tosashimizu and other parts of Japan.

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The evening ended with the "feuding taiko drums" between Mark Rooney and his wife, Kristin Koyama.

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The celebrated Tanaka family joined the Whitfields and Charlie Murphy at the Friendship Dinner.

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Stayed tuned for other pics as they become available. 

WE HOPE EVERYONE ENJOYED THE FESTIVAL

KEEP IN MIND THAT THE NEXT MANJIRO FESTIVAL WILL BE IN TOSASHIMIZU NEXT AUTUMN. 

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