Event Calendar

Jun
1
Wed
KyoDaiko Beginner Taiko Drumming Class
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
KyoDaiko Beginner Taiko Drumming Class @ Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

Who wants to play LOUD drums?! Taiko drums have been used in Japan for thousands of years for a variety of reasons. However, a relatively new form of taiko drumming is fast becoming a popular passion for drumming enthusiasts all over the world. Called kumi daiko, this form of drumming brings people together to play different taiko drums as an ensemble, with flashy, synchronized choreography.

Learn how to play taiko drums with our Beginner Taiko Classes. Classes are open to adults of all ages, musical backgrounds and experience. In fact, no experience is necessary. We will teach you everything from proper stance, how to hold the drum sticks, and striking technique, in addition to teaching you about the history and traditions of taiko.

Wear comfortable clothing and non-slip shoes like sneakers. It’s a good workout, so you may want to bring a bottle of water too.

The fee is $60 per four week session. Classes are 90 minutes, once a week on Wednesday nights. Students can begin in any session and will renew per session.

  • Session 1: February 10, 17, 24 & March 2
  • Session 2: March 9, 16, 23 & 30
  • Session 3: April 6, 13, 20 & 27
  • Session 4: May 4, 11, 18 & 25
  • Session 1: June 1, 8, 15 & 22

    For more information, please contact KyoDaiko at kyodaikogigs@gmail.com.  For registration assistance, please contact Shofuso staff at info@shofuso.com.

Jun
2
Thu
First Thursday Members Only Evening
Jun 2 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Exercise you membership and enjoy the natural beauty of an evening at Shofuso. Whether it’s catching up on some reading, escaping the city, or enjoying the sunset with someone, these evenings provide a unique way to enjoy Shofuso.

This is an exclusive event for members of Shofuso. Click here for more information and to become a member!

evening guest

Jun
4
Sat
Tea Ceremony Lessons: Summer Semester
Jun 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Tea Ceremony Lessons: Summer Semester @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

Have you ever wanted to learn the art of Japanese tea ceremony? Register for our Spring Semester and begin the journey! Beginner’s lessons start at 9am and occur on Saturdays. For more information, please contact the Chado Association of Philadelphia at info@phillytea.org or Shofuso staff at info@shofuso.com.

Tea ceremony — called chanoyu or chado in Japanese — is at once an art form, a spiritual discipline, a way to socialize, and a window on Japanese culture. Practiced for more than 450 years, this unique way of sharing tea has spread around the world. Our teachers are licensed by the Urasenke school of chanoyu, one of the largest in Japan, which is headquartered in Kyoto.

The fee is $100 per month of study, with a one time materials fee of $65 payable to the teacher on the first day of class. Students will renew monthly.

Kimono Sewing Demonstration
Jun 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Kimono Sewing Demonstration @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

Come and see a master Japanese seamstress demonstrate her skill! Perfect for those interested in Japanese textiles and all-things kimono but unable to attend our Four-Day workshop, Hirayama Sensei will be demonstrating her skill and answering questions at Shofuso. Rumi Hirayama is a wasaishi, or master kimono tailor and has been practicing at the master level for over 30 years. Click here for a short bio and here for list of qualifications.

『和裁士って何かしら?』

Please note, this is the last opportunity for registrants of the Four-Day Intensive Yukata-Kimono Sewing Workshop to select bolts of cloth. The other dates are May 27th and 28th at Shofuso.

Jun
5
Sun
Four–Day Intensive Yukata-Kimono Sewing Workshop.
Jun 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Four–Day Intensive Yukata-Kimono Sewing Workshop. @ Wynnefield Heights, Philadelphia

Join us for this one-of-a-kind workshop led by Rumi Hirayama, a professional kimono tailor, or wasaishi. Classically trained, Hirayama Sensei will work with registrants to create a custom tailored yukata (summer cotton kimono), and instructed on how to wear it properly. This workshop will take place on June 5th, 6th, 9th, and 12th, from 9am to 5pm with cloth selection and sizing taking place May 27th or 28th at Shofuso. Yukata cotton bolts can be purchased from Hirayama Sensei for $200 at the May 27th, 28th, or June 4th sizing or can be brought from home with instructor approval.

Click here for a short bio of Rumi Hirayama and here for a list of qualifications.

『和裁士って何かしら?』

Registration for this workshop is very limited and is intended for adults who can make all four dates.

This workshop will take place in Wynnefield Heights, a 10-minute drive from Shofuso.

Please email questions to our program coordinator Tamiko at tlaincz@shofuso.com

Japanese Tea Ceremony
Jun 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Japanese Tea Ceremony @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

Guests enjoy a traditional Japanese tea ceremony led by the local chapter of the Urasenke tea school. Visitors will learn about the history and principles of chanoyu (tea ceremony), drink a bowl of matcha (green tea), and taste a beautiful seasonal sweet in this truly unique experience.

Space is limited and reservations are required.

Japanese Tea Ceremony
Jun 5 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Japanese Tea Ceremony @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

Guests enjoy a traditional Japanese tea ceremony led by the local chapter of the Urasenke tea school. Visitors will learn about the history and principles of chanoyu (tea ceremony), drink a bowl of matcha (green tea), and taste a beautiful seasonal sweet in this truly unique experience. 

Space is limited and reservations are required.

Jun
6
Mon
Four–Day Intensive Yukata-Kimono Sewing Workshop.
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Four–Day Intensive Yukata-Kimono Sewing Workshop. @ Wynnefield Heights, Philadelphia

Join us for this one-of-a-kind workshop led by Rumi Hirayama, a professional kimono tailor, or wasaishi. Classically trained, Hirayama Sensei will work with registrants to create a custom tailored yukata (summer cotton kimono), and instructed on how to wear it properly. This workshop will take place on June 5th, 6th, 9th, and 12th, from 9am to 5pm with cloth selection and sizing taking place May 27th or 28th at Shofuso. Yukata cotton bolts can be purchased from Hirayama Sensei for $200 at the May 27th, 28th, or June 4th sizing or can be brought from home with instructor approval.

Click here for a short bio of Rumi Hirayama and here for a list of qualifications.

『和裁士って何かしら?』

Registration for this workshop is very limited and is intended for adults who can make all four dates.

This workshop will take place in Wynnefield Heights, a 10-minute drive from Shofuso.

Please email questions to our program coordinator Tamiko at tlaincz@shofuso.com

Jun
7
Tue
Free Kimono Consultation at Maido!
Jun 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Free Kimono Consultation at Maido! @ Maido! | Ardmore | Pennsylvania | United States

Stop by Maido! in Ardmore and enjoy a free kimono consultation with our visiting master kimono tailor, Rumi Hirayama. Consultations will provide information on repairing, resizing, and making new kimono, as well as answering any questions about kimono and Japanese clothing.

Feel free to bring your kimono to this first come, first served, event.

Click here for a short bio and here for list of Rumi Hirayama’s qualifications.

Jun
9
Thu
Four–Day Intensive Yukata-Kimono Sewing Workshop.
Jun 9 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Four–Day Intensive Yukata-Kimono Sewing Workshop. @ Wynnefield Heights, Philadelphia

Join us for this one-of-a-kind workshop led by Rumi Hirayama, a professional kimono tailor, or wasaishi. Classically trained, Hirayama Sensei will work with registrants to create a custom tailored yukata (summer cotton kimono), and instructed on how to wear it properly. This workshop will take place on June 5th, 6th, 9th, and 12th, from 9am to 5pm with cloth selection and sizing taking place May 27th or 28th at Shofuso. Yukata cotton bolts can be purchased from Hirayama Sensei for $200 at the May 27th, 28th, or June 4th sizing or can be brought from home with instructor approval.

Click here for a short bio of Rumi Hirayama and here for a list of qualifications.

『和裁士って何かしら?』

Registration for this workshop is very limited and is intended for adults who can make all four dates.

This workshop will take place in Wynnefield Heights, a 10-minute drive from Shofuso.

Please email questions to our program coordinator Tamiko at tlaincz@shofuso.com