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      Japan fest at Saginaw's "hidden jewel" keeps culture alive

      The foods, sites, sounds and traditions of Japan were on display for the public in Saginaw Sunday.

      The Japanese Cultural Center, Tea House and Gardens of Saginaw was started, in part, by Yoko Mossner, executive director.

      Sunday, the center invited the community to experience the Japanese culture.

      People were able to play traditional games, taste sushi and try their hand at Japanese calligraphy.

      There were also performances throughout the day including Tai Chi, Rai-on Daiko drummers, Nihon Buyou and Kendo.

      "Saginaw is a very nice place to live, I think, and we have a lot of different cultures," said Mossner.

      Mossner said Japan Festival is something they look forward to each year.

      She boasts that a tea master from New York calls the Japanese Cultural Center, Tea House and Gardens of Saginaw one of the top ten tea houses outside Japan.

      Mossner said the center is a "hidden jewel" in Saginaw.