The Omihachiman committee would like to invite the West Michigan community to visit Shiga, Japan - Michigan's sister state. The Michigan-Shiga Sister State Board is currently seeking interested individuals to travel as delegates in the 2013 Goodwill Mission to Shiga, Japan. All residents of Michigan are welcome to participate. From October 16 to October 25,… Continue reading Visit Shiga, Japan – Michigan’s Sister State
Come join the Omihachiman Committee of the Grand Rapids Sister Cities at the Grand Rapids Public Museum's 7th annual Ethnic Heritage Festival to be held Saturday, January 26, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This day-long event celebrates the diverse ethnic and cultural heritages of West Michigan through informational tables, music, dance, art, storytelling, food… Continue reading Come join the Omihachiman Committee at the Ethnic Heritage Festival – January 26th
Our 2012 Fall Newsletter is now available, read about all the accomplishments and activities happening within our sister cities committees. 2012 GRSCI Fall Newsletter
Check out our updated profile on Sister Cities International, it includes an interactive map showing the geographic location of all five of our sister cities.
Please join the Grand Rapids Sisters Cities International committees at the Beer, Wine and Food Festival. To represent our unique sister cities we will be featuring the following beverages: From Perugina, Italy Goretti Wines - Pino Grigio and Sangiovese/Merlot Baci Chocolates From Omihachiman, Japan Yuki No Bosha "Limited Release" Junmai Gingo, Joto Sake From Zapopan, Mexico Jose… Continue reading Join us next week at the Beer, Wine and Food Festival
Japanese quilt artist Etsuko Matsuda poses in front the quilt she made for her granddaughter at the Quilts on the Grand show last weekend in Grand Rapids. Matsuda founded a quilting school in Japan and has been exhibiting her quilts and the work of her students in Grand Rapids show since 1998. This quilt took… Continue reading Japanese Sister City – Quilt Artist in the Grand Rapids Press
Come visit with Grand Rapids Sister Cities representatives at the West Michigan Quilters Guild - Quilts on the Grand Show. October 5-7, 2012 at The Delta Plex. Show Hours: Friday 10 am to 6 pm Saturday 9 am to 5 pm Sunday 12 to 5 pm Admission $8 All proceeds go to the Tie that Binds… Continue reading Quilts on the Grand
Come and join members of the Grand Rapids Sister Cities Omihachiman Committee for the Japanese garden boulder placement ceremony on Tuesday, October 9th at 2 pm. President and CEO David Hooker, Consul General of Japan Kuninori Matsuda and Designer Hoichi Kurisu will each make remarks. A short film showing Hoichi Kurisu placing the first foundational boulder on site… Continue reading Boulder Placement Ceremony – Meijer Gardens
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