Japanese exchange students visit Idyllwild

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Four Japanese exchange students visited Idyllwild in March and stayed with local host families. From left they are Momoka Sato, 14, Yukako Ogawa, 14, Nene Saito, 12 and Akane Osawa, 14. Photo by Jenna Hunt

Yukako Ogawa surprised her Idyllwild host family with a homemade Japanese dinner with ingredients she purchased in her home country of Japan.

Ogawa, 14, was visiting Idyllwild for one week at the end of March with other teens through an exchange program with the Hemet Unified School District.

Topaz Summerfield and her daughter Sable, 12, hosted Yukako Ogawa, 14, of Japan in their Idyllwild home in March. Photo by Jenna Hunt

“She made us a wonderful Japanese dinner last night and it was the best miso soup I’ve ever tasted,” said Topaz Summerfield, of Idyllwild, who hosted Ogawa during her exchange trip. “She is a delight.”

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