Japanese Ambience @ Lauritzen Gardens
A Salute to Shizuoka and Japanese Culture

Lautitzen Gardens' 5th anniversary Saturday October 7th - This One year Celebration of the Supu Gate Dedication
 includes the Tree Planting Ceremony & the Takio Drumming Performance. This
 Gate was a gift from the Omaha Sister City, Shizouka, Japan symbolizes 40 years
 of friendship and culture exchanges.  It is part of the Autumn Ambience festival.
Japanese Maple Tree Takio Drumming Performance

   All photos with part or all of Omaha's Mount Fuji has a green 'outline'
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Miniature Tea house in the
 Visitor Center's Ikebana Display
The 1:00 pm Martial Art Demo - Next to the Sunpu Gate
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Japan outfits Where is the Sunpu Castle in Shizuoka, Japan? Path to Mt Fuji
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Sample of Japan words and their alphabet used in Calligraphy
 Guest / member can get their name written in Japanese
View from Mt Fuji
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Origami - Free Japanese Paper Folding class Japanese Ambience Tents & Sunpu Gate
Also activates including "Sake tasting" - Sampling Japanese wine.  

Tree Planting Ceremony
   At 2:00 pm, a Japanese Maple Tree "Dedication".   It was planted to the right, west of the
   Sunpu Gate. Omaha Sister Cities Association V.P. Bob Turner (Sr. VP of Union Pacific Railroad),
   Mayor Mike Fahey and Spencer Crews gave speeches

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Japanese Maple Mayor Mike Fahey
& Spencer Crews
Mayor Mike Fahey
& Bob Turner
Spencer Crews
0pens Ceremony
First speaker ...
& Japanese Maple
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V.P. Bob Turner  then everyone listened to .... Mayor Mike Fahey  
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Spencer Crews Ceremony "Planting" of the Japanese Maple Tree The crowd leaving

Takio Drumming Performance
   At 2:15 pm, A nearly 45 minute Performance by the Toiko Drummers from Lincoln, Nebraska.
  They play several songs very strenuous using handmade Mallets (Large round Dolling).

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See October 1, 2005 Sunpu Gate Formal Dedication for addition photos and information

Japanese Ambience @ Lauritzen Gardens

Based on Gallery by MINO STUDIO

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