A San Diego Girl Enjoys Yokohama Online Tour

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Date & Time: Wednesday, September 15, 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Spots: A tour to selected places in Yokohama via Zoom
Participant: Sasha, a resident in USA,
Attendants: Two KSGG members: Tomoko and Mami
Language: English
Report by Tomoko

Today’s tour was the second online tour for Sasha, the participant, after her first Kamakura tour. The tour was the first virtual guide experience for me, so Mami, another KSGG member, joined the tour for technical support in case of trouble. Sasha and I had a great conversation, because she had lived in Yokosuka and knew Yokohama very well. San Diego and Yokohama are the sister cities where we all live. We talked over the relationship of two cities. She was very interested in the statue of “The Guardian of Water*1” and the statue of “The Girl Wearing Red Shoes *2”. She also liked the video of “Yokohama Air Cabin*3” that I added to our material. She said she definitely wanted to try it. Three women’s tour went lively and ended in the blink of an eye. I learned a lot from the first on-line guiding, and it was an impressive tour.

*1 The original statue was erected in San Diego. In 1960, San Diego presented Yokohama with its replica.
*2 The original statue was made by a Japanese artist. It was designed with a motif of a famous children’s song about a sad story of an orphan girl. In 2010, the replica was erected in San Diego representing the friendship between San Diego and Yokohama.
See below as your information for “The Guardian of Water” and “The Girl Wearing Red Shoes.”
*3 Japan’s first and world’s newest urban-type circular ropeway that connects the front of JR Sakuragicho Station to Unga Park in the Shinko District, and overlooks the city.
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