Events

May
27
Sat
Japanese Tea Ceremony: Omotesenke Tea School
May 27 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

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Experience a traditional tea ceremony demonstration at Shofuso.  This demonstration is led by practitioners from the Omotesenke Tea School visiting from the Princeton and New York regions.

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

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

Thick Tea Ceremony: Omotesenke Tea School
May 27 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Experience a formal “thick tea” ceremony conducted in the tea house by Omotesenke Eastern Region Chapter (Domonkai). Only 6 guests may attend; registration is required.MorganPouringTeaWaterFall-960x600

 

Jun
1
Thu
First Thursdays Members Night
Jun 1 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
First Thursdays Members Night @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

JASGP members enjoy members only evenings at Shofuso on the first Thursday of every month, April through October, rain or shine. Join us in May for a light reception and take in the blossoming azaleas, magnolias, and Children’s Day decorations. Not a JASGP member yet? Join at japanphilly.org today!

First Thursdays Members Night
Jun 1 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
First Thursdays Members Night @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

JASGP members enjoy members only evenings at Shofuso on the first Thursday of every month, April through October, rain or shine. Join us in June for a light reception and view a demonstration of Go by the Penn Go Society (and even play a game yourself!)

Not a JASGP member yet? Join at japanphilly.org today.

Beginner Taiko Classes with KyoDaiko
Jun 1 @ 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.
June: 1, 8, 15, & 22 (no class on 29) – Beta
July: 6, 13, 20 & 27 – Odaiko
August: 3, 10, 17, & 24 (no class on 31) – Shime
September: 7, 14, 21 & 28 – Naname
October: 5, 12, 19 & 26 – Beta
November: 2, 9, 16 & 30 (no class on 23) – Odaiko
December: 7, 14, 21 & 28 – Shime
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 Shofuso staff at japanesehouse@japanphilly.org.
Jun
10
Sat
Bonsai Workshop
Jun 10 @ 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Spend a Saturday afternoon with us learning the ins and outs of bonsai while crafting your own to take home! This program includes a presentation on bonsai and 2+ hour hands-on workshop. Trees, pots, soil and other supplies are included with registration.

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Jun
18
Sun
Japanese Tea Ceremony: Urasenke Tea School
Jun 18 @ 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.

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.

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Japanese Tea Ceremony: Urasenke Tea School
Jun 18 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 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.

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.

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Jun
25
Sun
Summer Cleanup Day
Jun 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Summer is here and we need your help! We’re looking for up to 20 volunteers to help get our gardens in top shape.

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Jul
5
Wed
Parks on Tap Pop-Up Beer Garden
Jul 5 @ 5:00 pm – Jul 9 @ 10:00 pm
Parks on Tap Pop-Up Beer Garden @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

Parks on Tap, Philadelphia’s first and only traveling beer garden, returns to Shofuso this summer from Wednesday, July 5 through Sunday, July 9.  Take in the summer garden and our festive Tanabata decorations after hours at Shofuso. Parks on Tap will be there with a menu of fresh food and snacks, beer on tap, wine, and non-alcoholic drinks, plus seating and hammocks for lounging.

We will be offering free access to the garden, with special $5 admission into the house (house open through 6 pm all nights). Visitors are welcome to bring drinks from the beer garden into Shofuso’s garden, but no food, drinks, or pets are allowed inside the house.
 
Parks on Tap is a partnership between Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, Fairmount Park Conservancy and Avram Hornik of FCM Hospitality.
 
Daily hours: TBA