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What: Celebration for the Azumaya Style Japanese Tea Gazebo in the Japanese Garden behind City Hall and the 50th anniversary of Kawachinagano Rotary Club, Osaka, Japan.

When: Monday, May 2, 2011

Ceremony at 10 a.m.

The ceremony will be followed by a reception and Japanese tea ceremony and tea tasting.

Where: Located just south of the Carmel City Hall parking lot.

Who: Mayor Jim Brainard, members of Carmel Sister Cities, Inc., visitors from Japan and other local dignitaries from Carmel will attend.

Background: Carmel Sister Cities, Inc. and the City of Carmel have created a Japanese Style Garden at City Hall with the help of generous donations to commemorate Carmel’s relationship with its Sister City, Kawachinagano, Osaka, Japan. The garden is intended to provide the community with a restful and relaxing oasis where they can come to reflect and enjoy the green space.

This relationship has helped foster friendship and understanding between the people of Carmel and the people of Kawachinagano.

Nancy S. Heck

Director of Community Relations

One Civic Square

Carmel, IN 46032

(317) 571-2494