The Shire of Harvey has marked one year since signing a Friendship City Agreement with Moka City, Japan.
The Shire of Harvey is celebrating one year of friendship with the City of Moka, Japan. On 21 June 2022, the Shire signed a Friendship City Agreement with the City of Moka. The Agreement aims to establish goodwill, friendly relations and facilitate common prosperity. Moka is located in the centre of the main island of Japan, about 100 kilometres north of Tokyo. It is abundant in nature, industry and commerce. So far, the burgeoning relationship has included an online ceremony and gift exchange. Last year, the Shire received a framed cotton tapestry of the Shire of Harvey logo and a clay bowl made by Daisuke Iguchi, one of the leading artists in the ceramic art world.
Meanwhile, the Moka recieved a wooden handcrafted bowl incorporating Jarrah, Karri and Marri timber; a framed image of the Harvey Region hinterland by local photographer Haydn Jones and Shire of Harvey t-shirts incorporating artwork from local Noongar artist Ninette Comito.
The Shire of Harvey has also promoted Moka on its website. You can also view how the City of Moka is promoting the Harvey Region here.
Acknowledgement of Country
The Shire of Harvey acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.