Girls with American and Japanese Flags at the Sister City Picnic
Tue, 01/21/2014 - 6:28pm
Cultural Exchange - Wearing waraus ("warau" is the Japanese word for smile) Yukiko Shibatani of Hikone, Japan, top left, (this photo) and Kellie Howard of Ann Arbor display the flags of the their sister nations. Left, Yukiko and Kyoko Kira give Kellie a lesson in Japanese. Yukiko stayed with the Howard family during her recent trip here following the visit last year of Kellie's brother to Hikone. The Japanese girls were among some 13 residents of Ann Arbor's "sister city" that arrived in town last Wednesday for a visit.
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