By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly As Seward Park anticipates a rebuild of the torii gate that used to welcome visitors to the park, Jerry Arai hopes to dedicate park benches to two very special people in the community. A retired architect and community volunteer, Arai wants to donate and dedicate two benches for Seward […]
Community to restore iconic Japanese gate in Seward Park
For 50 years, the entrance to Seward Park was distinguished by a 26-foot tall torii, or Japanese gate. Now, community members are inviting the public to help design a replacement for the former neighborhood icon, which was removed in the mid-1980s due to age and decay.