It's a good day for hanging around! Does your city have a sister city?
Well in my city, Cincinnati, Ohio, we have seven sister cities.
One of the sister cities is Gifu, Japan
It became a Sister City: May 11, 1988
Land Area: 203 miles2
Distance from Fountain Square the center of my city: 6659 miles
Don't think I will be traveling there soon.
Gifu City is located in central Japan on the island of Honshu. Gifu City is most famous for its 1300-year-old cormorant fishing tradition, which uses the birds to catch fish attracting thousands of tourists each year.
The fishermen tie a snare near the base of the bird's throat. This prevents the birds from swallowing larger fish, which are held in their throat, but the birds can swallow smaller fish. When a cormorant has caught a fish in its throat, the fisherman brings the bird back to the boat and has the bird spit the fish up. YUCK!!
This picture was taken last Fall.
They gave my city this statue of friendship in 1992.
If you visit the Twin Lakes in Eden Park, you will discover the statue of a cormorant fisherman adjacent to beautiful flowering cherry trees.
The plaque is written in braille also.
Why I have little statues and plaques all over my city.
Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine
Sweet William The Scot