Hamamatsu City

Hamamatsu City, located in the Shizuoka Prefecture, is bound by the Pacific Ocean on one side and by Lake Hamana on the other, and boasts a beautiful mix of urban and natural landscape. The historic city used to be home to Shogunate Tokugawa Ieyasu and the castle that he himself built still stands with integrity in the middle of the city. In addition, Hamamatsu highly values its relationships with its four sister cities: Camas, WA; Chehalis, WA; Porterville, CA; and Rochester, NY.

The first Friendship Blossoms in this city were planted in the Lake Hamana Garden Park on June 15, 2014, accompanied by a beautiful planting ceremony. 

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Executive Director of USJBF Paige Cottingham-Streater (left) visits the planting ceremony.

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