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Untitled Stone Garden Lantern
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member MissJenn
N 47° 32.975 W 122° 15.439
10T E 555880 N 5266507
Quick Description: This massive stone garden lantern in the Taiko-Gata style greets every visitor to Seward Park. It stands about 10 feet tall, serenely set in a circular garden at the entrance to the park and of the Bailey Peninsula.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 8/21/2008 1:32:44 PM
Waymark Code: WM4GCZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member OpinioNate
Views: 42

Long Description:

A bit north of this Untitled Stone Garden Lantern, perhaps 500 feet away and along the road, are several smaller stone Japanese lanterns. Do not confuse those with your actual art target.

The lantern you seek sits alone among greenery, just behind what some call the entrance gate of Seward Park even though it is not a gate at all. There are no other lanterns with this one. Despite it's heft and height, it may be difficult to see this lantern unless you are on foot due to the lush plantings. Several parking lots are nearby. You'll see the short stone path that eventually leads to your destination.

A plaque by the lantern tells us:

"Manifesting the gratitude of the people of Yokohama for the assistance given them by the citizens of Seattle on the occasion of the disastrous earthquake of 1923 and symbolizing peace and good-will that exists between Japan and the United States, this Taiko-Gata lantern was presented on September 15, 1930 to the City of Seattle by the City of Yokohama."

To serve as a constant reminder of the growing amity between the people of Japan and the United States and to commemorate the visit of the Japanese training ships, several cherry trees were donated by Japan and planted nearby.

This area is well-loved by Seattle's south end residents because of its beauty and the recreational opportunities for both animals and people. It contains 120 acres of old-growth forest, shoreline, paved paths and wooded trails. More info:

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