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Seward Park Torii Gate
Project Information


Location: Seward Park

Project Status

February 2013
Twenty people attended the first public meeting on Saturday, January 26, 2013 to review potential locations for the Torii and to explore the history of a Torii gate both traditional and modern. The presentation is attached. The original architect was present.

The Friends of the Seward Park Torii selected the design of Murase Associates and Dale Brotherton. Dale is the owner and operator of Takumi Company. He specializes in Japanese carpentry, both refined techniques and aesthetics of japanese structures.

Check the Friends of Seward Park website.

Seward Park
$19,500 Neighborhood Matching Fund Small and Simple award
Planning: 2012
Design: 2013
Construction: TBD as fundraising permits

Project Description

The Friends of Seward Park and community supporters will work with a consultant team to lead a community engagement process to create a new torii gate to replace the one that stood at the entrance to Seward Park fifty years prior to its removal in 1986.

In addition to creating a new design; as part of the process, a site for the Torii will be chosen.

As a matter of information, the correct pronunciation of the word 'torii' is 'toh - ree - ee' - each syllable is pronounced. In Japanese, there is usually a vowel between every one or two consonants.

A portion of the original Torii Gate is a part of the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience.

Community Participation

Public Meeting #1 01/26/2013

Public Meeting #2 03/13/2013

Important Links

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Updated April 17, 2013


Public Meetings
One meeting remains:
time, date and place to be announced

For More Information

Pamela Kliment
800 Maynard Ave S, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98134

Torri Gate Public Meetings Flier
Torii Gate Public Meetings Flier
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Meeting 1
Meeting 1

Meeting 1
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Site Visit
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