Some of us met Yujiro for the very first time at the Sushi bar in Boulder last Wednesday evening, February 5. Yojiro is a member of the Yamagata Prefectural Police and is spending a few weeks in Boulder as part of the Boulder-Yamagata Sister City relationship. The cover and shield were given to the members of the party, all of whom have been to Yamagata at least once. I just had to share these beautiful gifts with all of you who happen to bring up this page.

Art Rifkin