Sister-city celebration

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Takenobu Honda, chairman of the Shinagawa Assembly, sights a green marker bouy in Casco Bay as he takes a turn piloting a ferry on the way to Peaks Island on April 26. Honda and Shinagawa Mayor Takeshi Hamano, left, are part of a delegation visiting Portland to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the sister city relationship.Toshio Hashimoto from Rumford and other members of the Taiko Maine Dojo perform Japanese Taiko drumming in front of Portland City Hall on April 26 as part of the ceremony welcoming a delegation from Portland’s sister city, Shinagawa, Japan.Takenobu Honda, left, chairman of the Shinagawa Assembly, acknowledges the applause of former Portland Mayor Anne Pringle, current Mayor Nick Mavodones and City Manager Joseph Gray, after his remarks during a welcoming ceremony at City Hall on April 26.

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