Click any thumbnail to see the bigger version of that picture. The majority of these pictures are 800x600 pixels in size. Unless otherwise indicated, all pictures were taken with my Hewlett-Packard Photosmart 315 digital camera.
TsukubaOn Thursday (Day Two), a small group of us traveled to Tsukuba (pronounced "scuba"), a city in Japan that is the Sister City of Cambridge, Massachusetts. (City of Tsukuba website, City of Cambridge website) There we took place in a welcoming ceremony attended by the mayor of Tsukuba and many members of the city council. Afterward, we briefly visited the mayor's home.
The CeremonyMost of these pictures are of people from the Cambridge Chorus or from Tsukuba. Since you don't know these people, you might want to skip these pictures, so I haven't made thumbnails of them.
Members of our delegation listening to someone explain what's going to happen in the ceremony. From left to right: Chris Nelson, Florence Grant, Alice Lawrence, Toni Fitch, Samantha Morrison, Rick Nelson.
The Mayor's HouseFollowing are some pictures of our expedition to the home of the mayor of Tsukuba. His house is in traditional Japanese style, rather than the more Western style often used in newer construction in Japan.
The house grounds, taken from inside our bus.
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