Monday, September 1, 2008

Sister Cities Theme Day

This month's theme is sister cities--and Petoskey's sister city is Takashima, Japan, Shiga Prefecture. I don't know much about the area yet, but it is beautiful, famous for its cherry blossoms. It is also on a large lake, just as Petoskey is. It was the birthplace of a famous 17th century Japanese philosoper, Nakae Toju. They celebrated the 400th anniversary of his birth this year.

I look forward to finding out more about this sister city. I have to thank Philbert Ono for his lovely picture of Takashima that he shared with all of us!

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Kelly said...

I didn't get to visit you yesterday, so I have already put the Theme Day mindset behind me. Imagine then my surprise at finding this on your site! Great choice!

Petrea said...

Good job. Where did you find Philbert? Is there a Takashima Daily PHoto?

Christie said...

I found a blog, not a CDP one, of Takashima. Mr. Ono graciously allowed me to use one of his photos for my blog. This is the one that I thought represented the city well.

Petrea said...

That's really great. I love the way this particular theme day sparked people to reach out in creative ways. I really like your post.