Boston & Kyoto: Sister Cities.
From a 2009 article in The Boston Globe‘s online paper, boston.com:
(excerpt) “For Boston, it’s the mother of all sister-city relationships. This week, Boston and Kyoto are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Boston’s first formal partnership with a foreign city. A week-long flurry of public events included yesterday’s Japan Night at Fenway Park, honoring the four Japanese players on the Red Sox roster, among them Hideki Okajima, a native of Kyoto. Mayor Daisaku Kadokawa of Kyoto threw out the first ball. With him were a dozen boys from the Boston area who have just completed a baseball-focused exchange tour of Japan, a year after 12 young Japanese ballplayers visited Boston in a similar exchange. . . .”
I was last in Boston in August 2008. Here are just a few photos I took in that wonderful American city . . .
And there’s my dear, beautiful Kyoto.
Anyway, hang in there Boston / ボストン頑張ろう! The world’s with you. . .