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Sioux City unveils gift from Japanese sister-city

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A piece of Japanese history now adorns the walls of city hall in downtown Sioux City.

The gift was presented to city leaders during their trip to our sister city, Yamanashi City, Japan in June, and was officially unveiled Friday in the lobby.

The tapestry depicts a special kimono.  The tale behind the tapestry is a love story that dates back more than a thousand years. 

The tapestry's creator also designed a kimono for Princess Diana.  The tapestry commemorates the 10-year anniversary of the sister city relationship.  That relationship represents a cultural, economic, and educational exchange.

"I hope that we can somehow make the cultural exchanges be more than one way. Historically, they've come here quite a bit and we maybe send a teacher there but it would be nice if we would send some of our students to see that culture," Sioux City Mayor Bob Scott said.

You can check out the The "Tale of Genji" tapestry, along with this piece of art Yamanashi City bestowed upon Sioux City back in 2005, in the first floor lobby of City Hall.

 

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