Events

Mar
2
Thu
Beginner Taiko Classes with KyoDaiko
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Beginner Taiko Classes with KyoDaiko @ Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Dates and Times have changed for beginner lessons in 2017!  Beginner classes now meet on Thursdays at 6:00pm!
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 Thursday nights.Students can begin in any session and will renew per session.

Session 1: Jan 5, 12, 19, 26  
Session 2: Feb 2, 9, 16, 23
Session 3: Mar 2, 9, 16, 23 (no class on March 30)
Session 4: April 6, 13, 20, 27
Session 5: May 4, 11, 18, 25
Please note:  Classes take place at the Defensive Arts Center located within the Greenbriar Club Apartments Complex at 3901 Conshohocken Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19131
For more information, please contact KyoDaiko at kyodaikogigs@gmail.com.  For registration assistance, please contact JASGP staff at japanesehouse@japanphilly.org.
Mar
5
Sun
Family See and Make Afternoons: Onigiri Snack Attack
Mar 5 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Family See and Make Afternoons: Onigiri Snack Attack @ Fairmount Park Horticulture Center | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Drop by the Dixon Room at Fairmount Park’s Horticultural Center on the first Sunday, November through March, and try your had at various arts from Japan. Buy a ticket online or at the door: Tickets are $7 per person for members, $9 for not-yet members.
 
In this delicious workshop, learn the history of onigiri (rice balls) while trying your hand at making this traditional snack. Decorate your own recipe to take home and snack on your yummy creations!
Mar
7
Tue
Orientation for New Garden Volunteers
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Interested in volunteering at Shofuso Japanese House and Garden? We’re the third ranked Japanese Garden in North America, due in large part to the efforts of our volunteers!

If you have weekday availability, we need your help!

Garden volunteer orientation, training, and scheduling take place this year on Tuesday, March 7th. Attending the orientation allows you to get some background information about the garden, a walk-through of the grounds (weather permitting), and an opportunity to meet other volunteers.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Program starts at the nearby Sakura Pavilion located behind the nearby greenhouses of the horticultural center.

If you have any questions for Francheska Snyder, our head gardener, she can be reached at fsnyder@japanphilly.org

Mar
12
Sun
Orientation for New Garden Volunteers
Mar 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Interested in volunteering at Shofuso Japanese House and Garden? We’re the third ranked Japanese Garden in North America, due in large part to the efforts of our volunteers!

Garden volunteer orientation, training, and scheduling take place this year on Sunday, March 12th. Attending the orientation allows you to get some background information about the garden, a walk-through of the grounds (weather permitting), and an opportunity to meet other volunteers.

Program starts at the nearby Sakura Pavilion located behind the nearby greenhouses of the horticultural center.

If you have any questions for our head gardener, she can be reached at fsnyder@japanphilly.org.

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Mar
26
Sun
Spring Cleanup Day
Mar 26 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Spring is here and we need your help to open for the season! We’re looking for up to 20 volunteers to help get our house and gardens ready to open the season.

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Apr
6
Thu
Beginner Taiko Classes with KyoDaiko
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Beginner Taiko Classes with KyoDaiko @ Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Dates and Times have changed for beginner lessons in 2017!  Beginner classes now meet on Thursdays at 6:00pm!
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 Thursday nights.Students can begin in any session and will renew per session.

Session 1: Jan 5, 12, 19, 26  
Session 2: Feb 2, 9, 16, 23
Session 3: Mar 2, 9, 16, 23 (no class on March 30)
Session 4: April 6, 13, 20, 27
Session 5: May 4, 11, 18, 25
Please note:  Classes take place at the Defensive Arts Center located within the Greenbriar Club Apartments Complex at 3901 Conshohocken Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19131
For more information, please contact KyoDaiko at kyodaikogigs@gmail.com.  For registration assistance, please contact JASGP staff at japanesehouse@japanphilly.org.
Apr
8
Sat
Cherry Blossom Tea Ceremony (Nodate)
Apr 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Enjoy a traditional Japanese tea ceremony led by Shofuso’s own tea school.  Members of Urasenke Philadelphia will demonstrate a tea ceremony, and then provide guests with a bowl of matcha (green tea) and a seasonal sweet.

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Be prepared to sit on the floor for the duration of the program.  Limited chairs are available.

Members must sign in to receive a $5 discount during checkout.

Cherry Blossom Tea Ceremony (Nodate)
Apr 8 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Nodate TeaEnjoy a traditional Japanese tea ceremony led by Shofuso’s own tea school.  Members of Urasenke Philadelphia will demonstrate a tea ceremony, and then provide guests with a bowl of matcha (green tea) and a seasonal sweet.

Be prepared to sit on the floor for the duration of the program.  Limited chairs are available.

Members must sign in to receive a $5 discount during checkout.

Taiko Taster Drumming Workshop
Apr 8 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Taiko TasterTry taiko drumming at this beginner’s workshop! Explore the rhythmic beats and group choreography of Japanese taiko drumming at the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival’s first taiko drum workshop. The workshop is open to adults and children ages 12 and up. No experience required!

 

May
2
Tue
Conversation Club
May 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Conversation Club @ Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

Conversation Club is JASGP’s informal, bi-monthly language exchange meeting, free to all! Whether you are looking to improve your Japanese or your English, or just talk about Japan-related topics, everyone is welcome! Coffee/tea and snacks are provided.

Conversation Club is open to speakers of all levels. No RSVP is necessary.