Boston-Kyoto Sister City Anniversary Greeting Card
Sales of this print benefit the Kogei-Kyoto Exhibition, on view at SA+C.
The Japan Society of Boston commissioned this image from Artist Jeffrey H. Hayes to celebrate sixty years of friendship between Boston and Kyoto as Sister-Cities and recognizing their citizens for nurturing that relationship.
Print Information and Symbolism:
- The Japanese text translates to: Boston Kyoto Sister Cities 60th Year
- The Gas Lamp and Stone Lantern are likenesses of gifts exchanged between Boston and Kyoto, each now standing at one another’s Sister City Halls.
- The Japanese Gate, traditionally found throughout Japan, references the one that belongs to Kozuru Family, who introduced the artist to Japan.
- The neo-classical arch references Rowes Wharf, welcoming visitors arriving at Boston Harbor and on the Greenway.
- The White Pine tree can be found in both Boston and Kyoto and the path is for our journey taken on together.