Niigata City

Niigata City is the capital and most populous city of the Niigata Prefecture. Known for its rice production, Niigata Prefecture shares a lengthy border with the Sea of Japan. Right on this border is Niigata City, a historic port town and the first government-recognized city on the Sea of Japan Coast.

The Friendship Blossoms were planted in June 2014 at the Ikutopia Food and Flower Complex as a celebration the 50th anniversary with their sister city Galveston, Texas. The citizens of Niigata City highly value this relationship and resulting cultural exchange, such as their buzzing jazz culture.

Golden Shovels.

Children and representatives at the planting

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