Visit From “Walk in U.S., Talk on Japan”

We were pleased to be visited by a delegation, led by Consul-General Kinefuchi, of distinguished visitors from Japan. They were in America as part of the “Walk in U.S. Talk on Japan” initiative. When they were in New Orleans, the delegation asked specifically to add a tour of our Garden to their agenda. We were delighted to do so! Three Board members (Mike Mitchell, Tetsuo Nakamoto, and Taylor Williams) conducted the tour in both English and Japanese. Here are three pictures of the event, which took place on November 15, 2016.

In the first picture below, JGF Vice-President ┬áNakamoto elaborates to the visiting Japanese delegation about the history of the Yakumo Garden. In the second, the group led by CG Kinefuchi are shown in the visitor’s center of the Botanical Garden, just after touring the Garden. The third shows members of the JGF board bidding a fond farewell to members of the delegation.