City Hall

Date of sister city agreement: December 18, 1962
Population: 330,000
Area: 129 square kilometers
    The city of Buffalo in New York State is located on the shores of Lake Erie. It is known as the "Queen City of the Lakes," and Niagara Falls, one of the world's seven natural wonders, is only 25 miles away. The climate is hot and dry in the summers with severe winters. It is commonly believed that the name Buffalo derives from "beau fleuve," the words the French colonists called out at the first sight of the Niagara River.
    Since the building of the world's largest storehouse in 1843, Buffalo developed as a gateway to the East. The nearby Erie Canal supported the growth of iron industries and mills.
    Buffalo owes its reputation as a cultural and academic city to the existence of the world-class Albright Knox Art Gallery, the Buffalo Philharmonic, and the State University of New York at Buffalo. Many citizens enjoy sports by supporting the professional ice hockey team, the Buffalo Sabres, and the football team, the Buffalo Bills.
Exchange Activities
  • visits from sister city delegations to each of the cities
  • exchanges between Rotary Club-sponsored students
  • academic exchanges between the State University of New
    York at Buffalo and Kanazawa University
  • peforming taiko (Japanese drum), Japanese folk songs,
    Noh drama, flower arrangement, and orchestra groups
    in Buffalo
  • holding quartet performances in Kanazawa
  • correspondence between elementary and junior high school
    teachers and students
  • restoring the Japanese Garden in Buffalo City through joint
    cooperation between the two cities
Japanese Garden-Delaware Park
Emblem of Buffalo
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