|Kashima Jingu Ichi no Torii|
Imōto means "younger sister." As a city, Eureka has been incorporated for more than 100 years, and while the old city of Kamisu has been incorporated for much longer than Eureka, the modern city of Kamisu is just eleven years old having recently merged with the neighboring town of Hasaki. The photos for this show were taken in 2015 during our visit to Kamisu as representatives of the City of Eureka for the 10th anniversary celebration of this merger.
Kamisu is Eureka's Sister City, located on the coast of Japan about 55 miles east of Tokyo. This exhibit is a visual introduction to some unique cultural aspects of Kamisu, and an exploration of our commonalities and differences. The Eureka-Kamisu Sister City Association welcomes you to learn about Kamisu and local efforts to maintain the bond between the two cities.
For more about the Eureka-Kamisu Sister City Association, visit www.eureka-kamisu.org.
The Horai Center is a DreamMaker Program of the Ink People Center for the Arts.