Isesaki News

Help Supercharge go to Japan!

Published on November 1st, 2010 | by ssca

Update: SuperCharge will not be going to Isesaki in August, 2011. Please see their statement regarding cancellation and donations towards this trip. Supercharge, a popular band of Springfield 12-to-14-year- olds, has been chosen to go to [&hellip... Read More

Tlaquepaque News

Paco Padilla to perform at Sister City Plaza

Published on October 26th, 2010 | by ssca

Paco Padilla, famous folk singer from our sister city Tlaquepaque, Mexico, will arrive in Springfield for a special performance at the dedication ceremony for the new Sister Cities Plaza. The Mayor of Springfield Jim O’Neal of [&hellip... Read More


Quiet Moments during the Japanese Fall Festival

Published on October 8th, 2010 | by ssca

With all the excitement of performances, games, and crafts at the Japanese Fall Festival, it sometimes is forgotten that there are many quiet, beautiful, and touching moments during the festival. Here's a photo gallery of quiet moments captured by the camera of artist Russ RuBert... Read More


hundreds of kids!

Japanese Fall Festival opening night

Published on September 11th, 2010 | by ssca

The annual kids parade, taiko and ballet performances, and festival dances highlighted the opening night of the Japanese Fall Festival. After that as the evening cooled down and dusk fell, hundreds of candles were lit for the beautiful candle light walks. Check out our photo gallery here... Read More

Isesaki News

Isesaki cultural delegation

Isesaki Delegation visits Springfield for Fall Festival

Published on September 10th, 2010 | by ssca

For the first time in over a year, Springfield welcomes a cultural delegation from Isesaki, Japan for the Japanese Fall Festival. At the festival they will be performing tea ceremony, ikebana (Japanese flower-arranging), a kimono fashion show, and tradition Japanese festival dances... Read More


Kellsworth fundraiser at Lindbergh’s

Published on July 18th, 2010 | by ssca

Performing together for the first time again after seven years, this local group of balladeers presents an Irish concert for the benefit of the cultural exchange program of Springfield Sister Cities Association recorded in HD at historic Lindberg's on Commercial Street. ... Read More

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