Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Japanese culture in Whanganui

Thanks Maddy for organising a visit to the Nagaizumi Wanganui Sister City Friendship Centre to experience a traditional tea ceremony. We were also given a tour of the exhibition room featuring images and cultural items from Nagaizumi. Our host Naofumi Kanemaru was very charming and informative. You must book in advance for the tea ceremony and it is advised to speak slowly on the telephone - (06) 343-1945. We even found a Japanese magazine with the Topp Twins on the cover. True cultural exchange.

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