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First Lantern & Tile Signing - Sept 23rd

Gate Construction Day 2

Yesterday, Japanese Construction Crew put up the Sunpu Castle Gate Replica's post, beam and side panels. The roof frame construction was started. Today, the roof frame construction is competed and the crew starts the installation of roof tiles on the main "beam" over the gate. Also the doors were fitted and hung. Note all roof tile were neatly laid out on the ground right east of the gate.

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Tile Signing "Ceremony"

Early afternoon, before the tiles were installed on the Sunpu Gate, nearly everyone at the Construction site (Japanese Construction Crew and American volunteers) signed a roof tile. Below are various messages written on the underside of tiles in English & Japanese.

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First Lantern Installation

It took all afternoon to install the first Lantern - the largest lantern in front and to the left of the Sunpu Gate. It took a crane and much handing plus patience & time to assemble this lantern. Interesting, it took nearly 100 pennies to level and raise it a fraction of an inch off its base.

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Above and Right
of Sunpu Gate
on map at right
Sunpu Gate Area Map

First Lantern & Tile Signing - Sept 23rd

Based on Gallery by MINO STUDIO

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