Its magnificent European-style public architecture, donated by native son Henry H. Rogers, a Standard Oil Company multimillionaire, includes the library, town hall, high school, a grammar school, Unitarian Church and public water system. The town’s biennial Manjiro Festival celebrates Manjiro Nakahama, the first Japanese person to live in America after his rescue by Captain William Whitfield, and the Fairhaven-Tosashimizu Sister City relationship. The town is home to large commercial shipyards and has a thriving retail district.