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CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP AT SHOFUSO

About Shofuso

Shofuso Japanese House and Garden is a traditional-style Japanese house and nationally-ranked garden in Philadelphia’s West Fairmount Park that reflects the history of Japanese culture in Philadelphia, from the 1876 Centennial Exposition to the installation of its contemporary paintings in 2007.

Shofuso was built in Japan in 1953 using traditional techniques and materials and exhibited in the courtyard at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. It was moved to Philadelphia in 1958, to the site of several previous Japanese structures dating to the 1876 Centennial Exposition. In 2007, internationally renowned artist Hiroshi Senju, inspired by our waterfall, donated 20 murals to Shofuso.

A viewing garden with koi pond and island, a tea garden, and a courtyard garden comprise the 17th century-style Japanese walled and fenced garden of this historic site and museum. The newly-restored, historic 1876 Sakura Pavilion is year-round space for programming, classes, meetings, events, and exhibitions.

Shofuso was again named the third-ranked Japanese garden in North America by the Journal of Japanese Gardening in 2013, was listed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places in 2013, and is a contributing structure to the Fairmount Park National Historic District since 1972. Shofuso is one of the most authentic Japanese sites outside of Japan and a leader in public Japanese gardens in North America through its participation in the North American Japanese Garden Association.

Shofuso is open for visitation and group tours from April to October and hosts weddings, commitment ceremonies, vow renewals, private receptions and parties, and public and private tea ceremonies.

Our Audience

Shofuso hosts over 17,000 visitors from the region, the nation, and the world, including 2,500 school children. Visitation has increased over 50% since 2010.
Many of our visitors are affluent. In a 2013 visitor survey, 28% of our visitors had a household income between $100,000 and $150,000, with 25% above $250,000 and 27% between $50,000 and $100,000.

Our Social Media and Promotion

Shofuso’s Facebook page has over 6400 Facebook followers in 2016. Shofuso also has Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest pages.

GENERAL CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

$5,000 Corporate Partner

Name and logo displayed on our general brochure, attached. (3000+ distributed)
Name and logo prominently displayed at Shofuso.
Logo and web link prominently displayed in our new website.
Private tea ceremony in Shofuso teahouse (up to 12 guests).
24 general admission passes to Shofuso.
$4,000 is tax deductible.

$2,500 – Corporate Friend

Logo and web link prominently displayed in our new website.
Private tea ceremony in Shofuso teahouse (up to 6 guests).
10 general admission passes to Shofuso.
$2,100 is tax deductible.

$1,000 – Crane (Tsuru鶴) Level Sponsor

(The crane is a symbol of happiness and good luck.)
Logo and web link displayed on our new website.
6 general admission passes to Shofuso.
$800 is tax deductible.

$500 – Turtle (Kame亀) Level Sponsor

(The turtle is symbol of long life and prosperity.)
Listing on our new website.
4 general admission passes to Shofuso.
$400 is tax deductible.

$300 – Carp (Koi鯉)Level Sponsor

(Koi are ornamental carp, symbols of strength and wisdom.)
2 general admission passes to Shofuso.
Listing on our website.
$200 is tax deductible.

Additional Event Sponsorship Opportunities

$2,500 – Moonviewing Family Weekend Sponsor (two days and three evenings of programming)

Primary Audience: Tri-state region general public, including families with school age children.
Name and Logo prominently displayed at event and in all publicity related to the event, including all media coverage.
Named sponsor of program (300-500 attendees).
4 invitations to Otsukimi party or Moonviewing Tea Ceremony.
Name and logo prominently displayed on mailed postcards to 500+ stakeholders, additional 1000 postcards distributed locally. On-site presence for duration of weekend.
Digital and print promotion.
10 general admission passes to Shofuso.

$2,500 – Family Spring Break Sponsor (three days of programming)

Primary Audience: Philadelphia-region general public with school age children.
Named sponsor of program (200-400 attendees). Name and logo prominently displayed at event and in all publicity related to the event, including all media coverage.
Digital and print promotion.
On-site presence for duration of weekend.
10 general admission passes to Shofuso.

$1,000 – Shichi Go San 7-5-3 Kimono Dressing Photography Program Sponsor (two days of programming)

Primary Audience: Japanese and Japanese-Americans with school age children coming from New York to Maryland.
Named sponsor of program (50-75 participants).
Name and logo prominently displayed at event and in all publicity related to the event, including all media coverage.
Free family photography session for up to three children with parents.
On-site presence for duration of weekend.
Digital and print promotion.