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Saturday March 10th 2007 - Sunpu Gate Thaw

Sunpu Gate Display @ Lauritzen Gardens

The 1/3 scale Sunpu Castle Gate replica is on permanent display after the late September 2005 Build
at the site of the future Japanese Garden in Omaha's Lauritzen Gardens. The Gate was a gift from the
 business men of Omaha Sister City, Shizuoka, Japan to Lauritzen Gardens. 

  2005     Oct 8th    Nov.1st    Dec 9th & 26th

Saturday October 8th, 2005

These photos were taken one week after the dedication during the Gardens' Autumn Ambience Festival.

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Tuesday November 1st, 2005

Late Autumn Photos of the gate area. Trees are nearly leafless but the red bushes adds accent and a torch of color.

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Friday December 9th, 2005- 12 of 33 photos displayed - Larry's Photos

The white blanket of snow from the pass two weeks of cold weather and snow fall gives the area a whole new look.
It was near gone on the following Tuesday.  This series of photo simulated a walk from the road to Mt Fuji and back. 

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Addition Photos by Larry Uebner of Omaha Sister Cities Association - 6 0f 23 photos displayed
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Also see first snow photos from Shuichiro Kohama's Menu from Omaha Mt Fuji Frist Snow  

Monday December 26, 2005

After Christmas, Steve Adams' extended family visited the Sunpu Gate.  his niece and nephew are from Indianapolis, Indiana

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All photos above are from Steve Adams's Holidays 2005 - Family Christmas Page

After the December snow, the Lanterns were wrapped in heavy plastic for winter protection.

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  2006     April 22nd    October 7th  

Saturday April 22, 2006

After visiting the new
Kenefick Park, Mike Bruening and I explored Lauritzen Gardens and visited the Sunpu Gate .
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An unique Frame Steve beside the Red Torii & Sunpu Gate View from the Hill Toward Mt Fuji
All photos above are from Steve Adams's Highlights 2006 Jan-Apr - Springtime in Lauritzen Gardens Page

Saturday October 7th, 2006

Japanese Ambience: A Salute to Shizuoka and Japanese Culture, Which is part of the 2006 Autumn Ambience festival, has
various Japan theme Activities, Tree Planting Ceremony & Takio Drumming Performance.
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The 1:00 pm Martial Art Demo Path to Mt Fuji Japanese Ambience Tents behind Gate
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  2:00 pm Japanese Maple Tree Planting Ceremony
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2:15 pm Takio Drumming Performance  
All photos above are from Steve Adams's Highlights 2006 Sep-Nov - Japanese Ambience @ Lauritzen Gardens Page

  2007     March 10th 

March 10th, 2007 - 6 0f 10 photos displayed

After viewing the Stained-Glass Art Exhibit & the  Spring Flower Show at the Lauritzen Gardensí Visitor and Educational Center, 
I walked to the Founders' Garden, and back with a stop at the Sunpu Gate area

Its in the 60ís today, Just a week ago, Omaha had a
March blizzard with a foot of snow!
This Snow season, the Lanterns are covered with burlap, instead of heavy plastic for winter protection.
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All photos above are from Steve Adams's Highlights 2007 January-March - Gardens & Sunpu Gate Thaw Page

Sunpu Gate Display @ Lauritzen Gardens

Based on Gallery by MINO STUDIO

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