Celebrating Shinnenkai in Superior

Superior celebrates Japanese New Year

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The Superior Sister City Commission hosted a Shinnenkai celebration at United Presbyterian Church Monday evening.

Shinnenkai is a Japanese New Year’s celebration and the event in Superior was held with the city’s sister city, Ami-Machi, Japan, in mind.

“I think its important for any community to have a chance to experience different ways of doing things, trying different flavors, [and] seeing different ways of life,” explained Kim Habig, a board member with the Superior Sister City Commission.

The celebration featured foods, games, and the chance to try on traditional Japanese attire.

The 2024 student delegation was also present at the celebration. They are currently raising money for their trip to Ami-Machi.