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The Enburi dancers are on an international friendship group, touring Maine and New York. They come from the Aomori Prefecture on the northern tip of the main Japanese island of Honshu. Aomori means “blue-green forest.”
In late october, 1889, the Bath ship Cheseborough was wrecked there. Nearby villagers rescued a number of the crew and passengers, caring for them until they were well enough to travel home. Citizens of that small village, called Shariki, never forgot their tie to Maine and in 1989 — 100 years later — they established a sister-city relation ship with Bath. This led to a permanent cultural and economic exchange committee that fosters visits such as this one.
On my way home from work on New Year’s Eve I got stuck behind a fender-bender on the highway in Yarmouth. By the time I got close to inching by it, the car unexpectedly caught on fire. Nobody was hurt, except the car. I called my friend Jeff Ham, an editor at the Portland Press Herald, to see if he could use the picture since we were south of The Times Record’s coverage area. It made it to their website. I’m not sure about the print edition.
You never know what you’ll find when you head out the door with some camera gear slung over your shoulder. Often, you see the same sorts of things when you head out without a camera, and then you just have a big fish story to tell, but no picture.