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January 15, 2018

French Ambassador Laurent Pic (third from left) cuts a galette des rois, a cake traditionally served on Jan. 6 to celebrate the arrival of the Three Wise Men in Bethlehem before Jesus' birth, with (from left) Galette des Rois Club President Susumu Shimada; State Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Masaaki Taniai; 2018 Galette des Rois Ambassador Christophe Lemaire; Japan-France Parliamentary Friendship League Chairman Akiko Santo; and Baccarat Pacific President Yoshikazu Yann Gahier during an event to celebrate the new year and Epiphany at the ambassador's residence on Jan. 10. |  YOSHIAKI MIURA
French Ambassador Laurent Pic (third from left) cuts a galette des rois, a cake traditionally served on Jan. 6 to celebrate the arrival of the Three Wise Men in Bethlehem before Jesus’ birth, with (from left) Galette des Rois Club President Susumu Shimada; State Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Masaaki Taniai; 2018 Galette des Rois Ambassador Christophe Lemaire; Japan-France Parliamentary Friendship League Chairman Akiko Santo; and Baccarat Pacific President Yoshikazu Yann Gahier during an event to celebrate the new year and Epiphany at the ambassador’s residence on Jan. 10. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


Lemaire leads a toast at the event. |  YOSHIAKI MIURA
Lemaire leads a toast at the event. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


Patissier Masahiro Hashimoto (left) poses for a photograph with Shimada after being named winner of the Galette des Rois Club's 2017 competition. |  YOSHIAKI MIURA
Patissier Masahiro Hashimoto (left) poses for a photograph with Shimada after being named winner of the Galette des Rois Club’s 2017 competition. | YOSHIAKI MIURA