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Yamashita Park

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YAMASHITA PARK (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Masahiro Kondo Tokai Branch 25th Anniversary

1- 8 1s set, cast (2s step up); ½ turn RH, face each other, pull back RSh and dance out to 2nd place opposite sides. 2(1)3
9-12 1s dance out round 4th corners (3), turn RH (1- quick) while 2nd corners ½ turn RH, face, pull back RSh and dance out to opposite corners
13-16 1s dance out round 3rd corners, to 2nd place opposite sides, while 1st corners ½ turn RH, face, pull back RSh and dance out to opposite corners. (3)(1)(2)
17-24 3s+1s+2s dance set and link for 3 twice
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

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Yamashita Park is a public park in Naka Ward, Yokohama, Japan, famous for its waterfront views of the Port of Yokohama.

Much of Yokohama was destroyed on September 1, 1923, by the Great Kantō earthquake. A Scotsman, Marshall Martin, advisor to Mayor Ariyoshi Chuichi, is credited with persuading the city government to use rubble from the Kannai commercial district to reclaim the former waterfront as a park.

Yamashita Park was formally opened on March 15, 1930.

The park was requisitioned in 1945 during the Occupation of Japan for military housing, reverting to Japanese control in 1960. Across the street from the park is the Hotel New Grand where General Douglas MacArthur spent his first night on his arrival in Japan on August 30, 1945.

As well as public green space with trees, flower beds, fountains and memorials, Yamashita Park is also noted as the location of:

The Hikawa Maru, a Japanese ocean liner built in 1929 for Nippon Yūsen Kabushiki Kaisha ("NYK Line") now a museum ship.
The Port Service, an operator of seabuses, excursion and restaurant ships, operating from the park pier. Ship services include scheduled public lines as far as Yokohama Station as well as larger charter ships.
The Guardian of Water, a Donal Hord sculpture gifted by Yokohama's sister city San Diego in 1960. A replica of the sculpture located in front of the San Diego County Administration Center.
Yokohama Indian Water Fountain. Donated by the local Indian community to show its gratitude to the Japanese for aiding the Indian survivors after the 1923 Great Kantō earthquake, as well as to remember those who perished in the disaster.
Yokohama Indian Water Fountain. Donated by the local Indian community to show its gratitude to the Japanese for aiding the Indian survivors after the 1923 Great Kantō earthquake, as well as to remember those who perished in the disaster.
Girl Scout Statue - Dedicated March 18, 1962 on the Fiftieth Anniversary of the founding of the Girl Scouts. (two of the three models for the statue are Libby Watson and Hiroko Tanaka)
Statue of the Girl with Red Shoes (Akai Kutsu)
Monument of the Children's Song "Seagull Sailor Man"
Monument of General Artemio Ricarte - Philippine General, erected in 1972

Yamashita Park
View Of Yamashita Park Taken From Marine Tower.


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