Celebrating Japanese Connection

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The City of Pendleton recently shared part of the Japanese collection from our sister city, Minamisoma, Japan with the Children's Museum of Eastern Oregon.  Heidi Anderson, Executive Director of the Children's Museum, borrowed a variety of articles such as kimonos, dolls, fans, hats and other collectibles that the City acquired through generous gifts exchanged during visits between the sister cities.  In addition to being beautiful and educational, some of the collectibles were “kid friendly” so could be used for interactive play, making them especially fun for the children.  Heidi said “The kids loved the exhibit and we had many parents tell us they spent the whole time in Japan while they were here.”