1992Esashi, Japan became the sister city of Gloucester.Government and Public Service, City Government, State Government

McCarthy, Gail. “Japanese Fishing Town Shares Folk Heritage.” Gloucester Daily Times, September 11, 1992.
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In September of 1992, five officials from Esashi, Japan came to Gloucester for a day-long celebration.

The island of Hokkaido shared similar economic aspects with Massachusetts – a mix of high technology, agriculture, dairy production, and the fishing industry. The local tie between Gloucester and Esahi was initially celebrated in September 1992 with a presentation by visiting Japanese artists of “Oiwake of Esahi.” This traditional song depicts the loneliness of a fisherman and his joy in returning home.

McCarthy, Gail. “Japanese Fishing Town Shares Folk Heritage.” Gloucester Daily Times, September 11, 1992.
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