Buffalo-Kanazawa Sister City 60th Anniversary Celebration

September 30 & October 1, 2022 at the Buffalo History Museum in Delaware Park

Tsuzumi Gate in front of Kanazawa Station (Photo by Karen Pease, CC BY-SA 3.0)

In 1962, Buffalo was chosen to be the first international sister city of Kanazawa, Japan. Now, 60 years later, we will be celebrating the anniversary of this relationship with a series of ceremonies and artistic performances this coming September. We’ll be updating this space with more details throughout the summer, so check back for more info as the date nears!

Below is a tentative summary of some of the things we’re planning:

Friday, Sept. 30 11:00 – 2:00

  • Renewal of Sister City Charter with Kanazawa Delegation
  • Haiku Poetry – Dennis Maloney
  • Tea Ceremony Featuring Kanazawa Tea Utensils – Atsuko Nishida-Mitchell
  • Sister City Mural Ceremony Downtown

Saturday, Oct. 1 11:00 – 3:00

  • Japanese Dance – Odori no Kai
  • Taiko Drum Performance – JGB Shibuki
  • Exchange Performances from Kanazawa
  • Gold Leaf Craft/Cultural Activities
  • Folding Panel Art Installation – Adam Cooley

…and more!