Giving Tuesday: Pay What You Wish at Shofuso

When: November 28, 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

Support Shofuso and the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia during Giving Tuesday! Help us raise $2,500 — that’s 10% of our annual appeal — during this accelerated day of fundraising. Pay what you want on November 28, and enjoy a complimentary cup

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Japanese New Year: Celebrate Oshogatsu!

When: December 2, 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

Oshogatsu is the Japanese New Year, celebrated on the first day of January. Celebrate an early Japanese New Year this holiday season with lush ikebana flower arrangements and traditional decorations of pine, bamboo, and berries. Displays for the new year’s

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Bonenkai 2017

When: December 14, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Yakitori Boy, 211 N 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA

Join the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia as we say our final goodbyes to 2017. The Bonenkai tradition of forgetting the year (that’s the literal translation!) means lots of singing and merriment. We’ll be taking over the lounge at

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Hinoki Bark Roof Restoration

When: October 11, 2017 @ 10:00 am – October 19, 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: November 9, 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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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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