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Parks on Tap-Shofuso Japanese House and Garden

Parks on Tap is traveling to Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, July 8th-July 10th


Events at Shofuso Japanese House and Garden:

–7/9 Family Tanabata weekend—11am-5pm—free with admission—also on July 10th

–7/10—Japanese Tea ceremony 1-2pm and 2:30-3:30 pm—30$ for non-members and 25$ for members—reservations required

About Shofuso Japanese House and Garden:

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 present day.

The garden offers a koi pond, teahouse garden, and courtyard garden as well as the Sakura Pavilion which hosts various events.  The Japanese House and Garden was conceived as part of an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Designed by Japanese mid-century modernist architect Junzo Yoshimura in 1953, the house was built in Nagoya, Japan, using traditional materials and techniques. The house was part of “The House in the Museum Garden” series, which exhibited three different types of structures that influenced mid-century modern American architecture. Shofuso was the last structure in the exhibit and was moved to Philadelphia at its conclusion in 1954. Shofuso was reassembled at the current site in 1957-58, where there has been a continuous Japanese presence since the 1876 Centennial Exposition, when the first Japanese garden in North America was installed behind a small Japanese bazaar.


Friday, July 8, 2016 - Sunday, July 10, 2016


8:00am - 6:00pm


Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Lansdowne and Horticultural Drives
Philadelphia, PA 19131