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Post #780113 by aquarj on Thu, Sep 28, 2017 12:58 AM

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Thanks for the additions of more works by Tsutakawa since the last time I've visited this thread! Great to see the images in Fresno and Seattle! And speaking of Seattle...

On 2009-11-28 03:43, TorchGuy wrote (on the Canlis thread):
I've never been here, and I'm 30 and have lived my whole life in Seattle. Always meant to go. Well into the early 90s it held a lingering reputation for being Seattle's most expensive/exclusive restaurant. And, until the Space Needle's restaurant was rebuilt a few years ago into SkyCity and the food improved dramatically, it was the only spot with a great view and (I'm told) great food.

I've walked around the place after closing just to look around the outside, but I'll have to go again and look for tikis. They still have doors decorated (or was it door handles? I saw them on my night visit) by late, great Japanese artist/sculptor George Tsutakawa, who graced Seattle with many wonderful fountains.

We were recently in Seattle and saw the door handle at Canlis. It looks in such great condition it's hard to know if it's an original by Tsutakawa, but it definitely looks like his style! Two pics (also posted over on the Canlis thread)...