Saturday, October 7, 2017
Center and Walnut streets, Fairhaven
A Japanese-American festival commemorating Manjiro Nakahama, the first Japanese person to live in America, and the town’s Sister City connection with Tosashimizu, Japan. There will be Japanese and American music and food, martial arts demonstrations, taiko drummers, flower arranging, raffles, Japanese items plus 30 food and craft booths, a tea ceremony, and much more! There is a delegation from Japan of students and adults with their own booth as well. There is free admission to the festival, the bus tour of the Manjiro Trail, Captain Whitfield’s house, and the Old Stone School House. Sponsored by the Whitfield-Manjiro Friendship Society. Free. For more information email Gerry@WMFriendshipHouse.org or call 508-858-5303. Vendor applications and updated details are posted at http://Whitfield-Manjiro.org.