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At left, Gerard Tsutakawa stands with his newly recreated “Memorial Gates” at the Washington Park Arboretum on Sept. 8, 2022 (photo by Daniel Spils, courtesy of At right, a much younger Gerard Tsutakawa stands with the original gates in 1976 (photo courtesy of the Arboretum Foundation). Based on a design by his father George Tsutakawa, Gerard fabricated both sets of gates, old and new.

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