Hinoki Bark Roof Restoration

When: October 11, 2017 @ 10:00 am – October 22, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Where: Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, Lansdowne Dr & Horticultural Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19131, USA

Get a first-hand look at Japanese architecture as we restore Shofuso’s roof. Our roof is made of hinoki, a Japanese cypress, and is the only one of its kind in the United States. The care and upkeep of a hinoki

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Extended Fall Hours at Shofuso

When: November 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, Lansdowne Dr & Horticultural Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19131, USA

Tour our house, view our garden, and take in the fall foliage for the first time at Shofuso! We have extended our fall season, with the house and garden open on weekends in November and December. Watch as our maples

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Kobe International Club Happy Hour

When: August 10, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: The Trestle Inn, 339 N 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA

The Kobe International Club is a worldwide networking initiative for anyone who is passionate about or interested in learning more about Kobe, Philadelphia’s sister city. Join JASGP and The Trestle Inn for the first ever Kobe International Club Happy Hour

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Conversation Club

When: July 11, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, 200 S Broad St #700, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA

Conversation Club is the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia’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,

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Shichi-Go-San (753) Shinto Blessing & Kimono Photo Session

When: November 11, 2017 @ 9:00 am – November 12, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Where: Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, Lansdowne Dr & Horticultural Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19131, USA

Join us in celebrating the growth and well-being of your children in the traditional Shinto ritual of shichi-go-san! This beautiful ceremony, open to 3 and 7 year-old girls and 5 year-old boys, is an opportunity to get photos of your child

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Philadelphia Obon Festival

When: August 27, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, Lansdowne Dr & Horticultural Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19131, USA

Come to Shofuso Japanese House and Garden on Sunday, August 27 for the fifth annual Philadelphia Obon Festival. The day will include live music, food, Japanese arts and crafts, a flea market, and a traditional bon dance. All Obon Festival events are

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Moss Gardening Workshop

When: November 5, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: Fairmount Park Horticulture Center – Dixon Room, Horticultural Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19131, USA

Learn about the wonders of moss from owner of Moss Acres, Al Benner. During this 2 hour workshop, Benner will explain how to use and maintain moss. Participants will then get a hands-on experience working with moss in our historic

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Japanese Tea Ceremony: Urasenke Tea School

When: June 18, 2017 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Where: Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, Lansdowne Dr & Horticultural Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19131, USA

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

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Sakura Sunday Tours

When: April 9, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, Lansdowne Dr & Horticultural Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19131, USA

Visit Shofuso during Sakura Sunday, the main festival day of the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival! Free timed tickets will be available the day of the festival, granting you access to a tour of the house led by one of our

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First Thursdays Members Night

When: October 5, 2017 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, Lansdowne Dr & Horticultural Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19131, USA

JASGP members enjoy members only evenings at Shofuso on the first Thursday of every month, April through October, rain or shine. Join us in October for a special reception themed around Otsukimi, the Japanese moon-viewing festival. Sample dumplings, edamame, and

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