Buffalo-Kanazawa Sister City 60th Anniversary

Buffalo and Kanazawa became sister cities 60 years ago 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. Join us in celebrating the kanreki of our sister city relationship this year with a number of exciting events and projects!

60th Anniversary Celebrations

Sept. 30 & Oct. 1

Sister City Mural

“Buffalo Dreaming” Folding Screen

60 Fun Facts About Kanazawa


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