Frankston’s sister city relationship with Susono in Japan has been further strengthened after a very successful delegation visit held during early October – the first since 2018.
|Yamanashi Prefectural Mount Fuji World Heritage Centre|
Thirty-six excited delegates arrived at Mishima Station via bullet train from all parts of Japan and were warmly welcomed by members of the Susono Overseas Friendship Association (SOFA) on Thursday 5th October. The delegation included 16 students and 4 staff from Derinya Primary School who were hosted by families from Susono schools for the 4 nights.
|Frankston Delegation at Susono City Hall|
The Frankston displays at the Australian Fair included the
immensely popular virtual reality goggles showing a 3-minute 360° video of Frankston, the 15-minute Frankston Showcase video
and sister city slideshow featuring images from over 5 decades, children’s
colouring and activities tables, a pavlova making demonstration and other food tastings,
plus giveaways of lanyards, badges, loom bands, tattoos and Aussie stickers.
Adult delegates at the Friday night Welcome Party
|Adult delegates ready for the Australian Fair|
|Derinya students performing at the Australian Fair|
|Hangin' with Susonon - Susono City's mascot|
|Susono and Frankston - friends forever!|