Event Calendar

Aug
1
Mon
Shofuso Summer Camp! Sounds of Japan Week
Aug 1 @ 9:00 am – Aug 5 @ 3:00 pm
Shofuso Summer Camp! Sounds of Japan Week @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

From Taiko to J-Pop, campers will explore the sounds of Japan. During this week, musicians from Kyo Daiko will teach kids to play taiko drums. Campers will build a variety of instruments while learning some surprising facts about their origins and uses.



Aug
3
Wed
KyoDaiko Beginner Taiko Drumming Class
Aug 3 @ 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.

Aug
4
Thu
First Thursday Members Only Evening With Musical Guest Paul Butler
Aug 4 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
First Thursday Members Only Evening With Musical Guest Paul Butler @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

Join us for a special Members-Only Night and enjoy a Japanese musical instrument demonstration and performance by our resident musicologist Paul Butler.

Primarily specializing in European medieval and renaissance music where he has taught, performed, and made instruments for over 20 years, Paul Butler expanded his interests into Japanese traditional music five years ago.  He performs primarily on koto, with forays into shakuhachi and shamisen, and composed and recorded the soundtrack for the Shofuso DVD. He currently teaches and performs taiko drumming with KyoDaiko, the Philadelphia Taiko Ensemble.

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

 

Aug
8
Mon
Shofuso Summer Camp! Manga Madness: Heroes and Heroines Week
Aug 8 @ 9:00 am – Aug 12 @ 3:00 pm
Shofuso Summer Camp! Manga Madness: Heroes and Heroines Week @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

Campers will take inspiration from the heroes and heroines of popular manga and anime to develop their own character. During this week, we will use a variety of drawing techniques that define the world of manga while creating our own stories of adventure.





Aug
21
Sun
Fourth Annual Philadelphia Obon Festival
Aug 21 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fourth Annual Philadelphia Obon Festival @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

As summer winds down, come celebrate Obon Festival at Shofuso Japanese House and Garden! Activities include a participatory Bon Ordori circle dance and activities for both kids and adults.

 

Aug
24
Wed
Membership Appreciation Week
Aug 24 @ 11:00 am – Aug 28 @ 4:00 pm
Membership Appreciation Week @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

Members enjoy special benefits this week including free guest admission, 20% off at our gift shop, and a free gift while supplies last! For information on membership and it’s benefits click here.

Aug
25
Thu
Ikebana Exhibition Opening Reception – Members Only!
Aug 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Ikebana Exhibition Opening Reception - Members Only! @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

Shofuso and Ikebana International Chapter 71 celebrate the opening of this year’s Fifth Annual Summer Ikebana Exhibition with a light reception. This event is exclusive to Shofuso members—for more information on the benefits of being a member of Shofuso, and to register, click here.

Aug
26
Fri
Fifth Annual Ikebana Exhibition
Aug 26 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fifth Annual Ikebana Exhibition @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

Ikebana International Philadelphia Chapter #71 members who have provided ikebana flower arrangements to Shofuso throughout the summer exhibit their finest arrangements in a traditional Japanese venue.

Aug
27
Sat
Fifth Annual Ikebana Exhibition
Aug 27 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fifth Annual Ikebana Exhibition @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

Ikebana International Philadelphia Chapter #71 members who have provided ikebana flower arrangements to Shofuso throughout the summer exhibit their finest arrangements in a traditional Japanese venue.

Aug
28
Sun
Fifth Annual Ikebana Exhibition
Aug 28 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fifth Annual Ikebana Exhibition @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

Ikebana International Philadelphia Chapter #71 members who have provided ikebana flower arrangements to Shofuso throughout the summer exhibit their finest arrangements in a traditional Japanese venue.