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Dr. Takeo Uesugi (1940 – 2016) from Facebook

Dr. Takeo Uesugi (1940 – 2016) from Facebook

Renowned landscape architect – Japanese garden designer Dr. Takeo Uesugi passed away at 75

Renowned landscape architect – Japanese garden designer Dr. Takeo Uesugi passed away at the age of 75 on Jan. 26.

Dr. Uesugi, professor emeritus of California State Polytechnic University Pomona and Japan’s government medal recipient, had designed and overseen major projects such as Huntington Library’s Japanese Garden renovation project, Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego, Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden in Pasadena, and James Irvine Japanese Garden of the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center in Los Angeles.

Cultural News articles about Dr. Takeo Uesugi

2015 Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden: restored Japanese garden invites visitors for joy  www.culturalnews.com/?p=19840

2012 Japanese garden at Huntington Library reopens after major renovation www.culturalnews.com/?p=20278

2010 Landscape architect Takeo Uesugi to be awarded Japan’s medal www.culturalnews.com/?p=927

2009 Dr. Takeo Uesugi: Designer of Japanese Garden www.culturalnews.com/?p=1321

A memorial service for Dr. Uesugi will be held on Saturday, Feb. 6 from 10 am at the Tenrikyo Mission Headquarters in America, 2727 East First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033. Parking is limited.

The funeral of Dr. Uesugi at Tenrikyo Mission in Los Angeles. (Cultural News Photo)

The funeral of Dr. Uesugi at Tenrikyo Mission in Los Angeles. (Cultural News Photo)

Funeral of Dr. Takeo Uesugi

The funeral of Dr. Takeo Uesugi was held at Tenrikyo Mission Headquarters in America, 2727 East First Street, Los Angeles, on Saturday, Feb. 6, from 10 am to 11:30 am. Over 400 people attended the funeral.

Sacred Branch Presentation

https://youtu.be/jARW-C4RYkw

Eulogy by Dr. Bob Suzuki, former President of Cal Poly Pomona University

https://youtu.be/Jcv_RK5PSms

Eulogy by Mr. Dennis Y. Otsuji, FASLA, President of Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego

https://youtu.be/3ZeJHv0D_Bw

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