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Pictures from 2015 move of Yatai from Sakura Square to Asahi Food warehouse. Click on picture to see a larger version

Early pictures: September, 2014
  Before view 1 Before view 2 Before view 3 kimono
Dedication plaque Before view 1 Before view 2 Before view 3 Before view 4, notice the debris
         
Plaque for 2001-2002 restoration - Takayama names Plaque for 2001-2002 restoration - Denver names      

 

The day before the move, we take pictures then remove the loose pieces
Front Front top See where the pieces go See where the pieces go  
Front Front top See where the pieces go See where the pieces go  
Close up Close up Close up Close up Close up
Close up of details Close up of details Close up of details Close up of details Close up of details

 

 

Dis-assemble and move from Sakura Square
Tarp protection Tarp cleared off ramp rolling rolling
Tarp protection overnight Tarp cleared off Tom's makeshift ramp helps out Rolling to work area Rolling to work area
friends     The top rests on four poles that go down to the center of the base. To remove it, one person gets into the base and two or more others lift from the outside.
Tight clearance Out from under the roof Take railing off Remove top of yatai Remove top of yatai
         
Tom guides the top Rob and Chris lift Remove top of yatai Forklift lifts pallet to give top a ride down Forklift helps get the top out and down
         
Load the top into the first truck Protect the roof Grab the railings Load the railings into the truck Don't forget the wheels
  We thought we'd load the second truck at the loading dock area, so we had to move the yatai there ... side ikeda barry
First truck ready to roll Strategy First, plastic wrap the base Just to be safe Now roll it to the loading dock
But the yatai can't get past a post, so back we go... At this point we realize the forklift will not be enough
Truck at loading dock Realization Back to the original spot Get the base back to the second truck Reality again
We find out we need to use the forklift and the truck's power tailgate together to lift the base   bliss  
Get the base on to the second truck Alternate lifting by each Plus some physical labor Success! Gone yatai
      So now we caravan to the Asahi Food warehouse  
Stacey and Gary stopped by Jesus, Yvonne, Martin Micheal waits for dad Off to deliver the yatai  

 

 

Deliver the yatai to Asahi Food and re-assemble
         
Destination location Unload the the base first Ummm - now what? Give me a hand Where do you want it?
         
Here? Ah, no, here. Unload the second truck Re-attach the wheels Unload the top section
         
Unload the roof Put it down in the warehouse Set on to a pallet Charlene wipes off dust Charlene wipes off dust
      Meanwhile the top section is being positioned for lifting back in to place ...  
Charlene wipes off dust Restore a phoenix Restore 2nd phoenix At the same time ... Take top over to base
         
Take top over to base Here we are Pass it on up, guys Lift top Line it up
         
Forklift roof to yatai Forklift roof to yatai Forklift roof to yatai Attach roof to yatai Line it up
         
Pass the railings up Re-attach the railings Put back the yokes Save extra decorations We're all done!

 

 

Steve, Charlene, and Tom thank all the workers and especially Marie Verrett for her photography

 

Additional pictures can be found at this Dropbox location.

 

 

 

 

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