Misato Town

In 2014, 22 Friendship Blossoms dogwoods were planted in Misato Town, Miyagi Precture.  Misato Town formed a sister city relationship with Winona, Minnesota in 2001. In honor of their long and fruitful relationship, the township built a statue of Princess Winona, the symbol of Winona, by JR Kogata train station. Five of the dogwoods were planted near this statue as a symbol of the connection with the city of Winona, whose citizens raised funds for Misato Town after the 2011 disaster. The remainder of the trees were planted in the nearby Eki Higashi Nigo Park. The Bridging Foundation is thrilled to contribute via its citizen diplomacy efforts to the recovery of the Tohoku region.

Misato 2

Back to Planting Sites Map