Blog Posts

Met Hiroshima City Mayor Kazumi Matsui

Thank you so much for welcoming us. We toured the Hiroshima Peace memorial museum with the Executive Director. We learned about each item's history. Mayor Kincannon gave a flower wreath to show respect at the peace park. We learned that the Hiroshima Mayor serves as...

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Iwakuni City Mayor Fukuda Welcomed Mayor Kincannon

We visited Iwakuni Mayor Fukuda. Iwakuni city became a very important city between the USA and  Japan Relationship. Also Kintai Bridge serves as a symbol of Iwakuni and is one of the three most beautiful structures of its kind in all of Japan.

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Dassai Sake Factory Visitation

Thank you so much for the educational Guide through the Dassai Sake factory. President Sakurai welcomed Mayor Kincannon and her family. We were so impressed by their process of making sake which is very number oriented. Dassai Blue opened Factory in NY in 2023. We can...

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Welcome Events at the Muroran City

Our Cedar Bluff middle school delegation team had 19 people this year. Total 25 delegation teammates went to Muroran city. I met several people who visited Knoxville again. We had a wonderful dinner together. I also visited the room where Prof.Paul Watkins pottery was...

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Muroran Sister City High School students exchange program

Students from Kaisei Gakuin, our sister city in Muroran, Japan, recently came to the United States to study English and experience American culture. We extend our gratitude to Clayton Bradley Academy for hosting the exchange program. The students had the opportunity...

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Tea Ceremony & Ribbon Cutting

The Japanese tea ceremony typically takes place in a tearoom with tatami floor. Professor David Matthews' interior architecture studio offered a portable space for the Knox Asian Festival to share this tradition with a larger audience. Students in Matthews' Japanese...

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Best Event Award

Knox Asian festival won the Best Festival awards from the South East Festival and Event association tonight. Thank you so much City of Knoxville for your support for 10 years and being there! Thank you so much for all sponsors, vendors, performers, volunteers and each...

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