By Jack Nissen
Clinton County Chatter
Step into the Briggs Public Library in Downtown St. Johns and onlookers will be immersed in a variety of artwork. Paintings vary in minor differences except for one main distinction; many of the pieces of work are from half the world away. Surrounding the Biwa Lake just east of Kyoto in Japan is the Konan, Shiga Prefecture, the friendship city with St. Johns.