Buffalo-Kanazawa Sister City 60th Anniversary

In 2022, we celebrated the 60th anniversary of the sister city relationship between Buffalo and Kanazawa which began in 1962. In Japanese culture this 60 year mark is known as kanreki (還暦), meaning “return of the calendar,” referring to the restarting of the 60 year cycle used in Chinese-influenced calendars. We organized the following events and projects to mark this occasion.

60th Anniversary Celebrations

Sept. 30 & Oct. 1, 2022

Sister City Mural

“Buffalo Dreaming” Folding Screen

60 Fun Facts About Kanazawa


All this was made possible by the generous donations and hard work of our membership, as well as the following organizations.