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Friends of the Libraries present slideshow, ‘Japan’s Cultural Treasures’

Neil Groundwater / Special to the Daily
Neil Groundwater / Special to the Daily |

If you go

What: “Japan’s Cultural Treasures,” part of the Travel Slide Show Series sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries

When: 7 p.m. Friday, March 13

Where: Blue River Room, North Branch Library, 651 Center Circle, Silverthorne

Cost: Free

More information: Call (970) 468-5887

The Friends of the Libraries will present “Japan’s Cultural Treasures” at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 13, in the Blue River Room of the North Branch Library in Silverthorne. Traveler and photographer Neil Groundwater visited Japan in 2013 with Overseas Adventure Travel.

“I found that Japan offers a rich view of a once-remote society that has adopted many Western ways while preserving its rituals,” Groundwater said. His photos will take the viewers to Japan’s varied markets, temples, shrines, cities and villages.

“You’ll see how the culture of fascinating cities such as Tokyo, Kanazawa and Kyoto is balanced by the ancient traditions of the mountain area of Hakone near Mount Fuji. I hope the presentation will convey my impressions of a first-time traveler to an ancient land that has embraced modern living.”

The Friends of the Libraries present the travel series as part of their fundraising efforts to help the libraries purchase books and other supplies.

For more information on the travel series, follow the friends on Facebook and Twitter or at http://www.summitcountylibraries.org.


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