Once a month we get together to enjoy the fine Japanese dining Philadelphia has to offer.
Our next Peko Peko meeting is:
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
at Shofuso Japanese House & Garden 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Lansdowne and Horticultural Drives | Philadelphia, PA 19131
t: 215.878.5097 | f: 215-878-1266 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.shofuso.com
For our July meeting, the JASGP’s Pekopeko Dinner Club will be visiting Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, 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.
Bentos will be enjoyed on the veranda overlooking our hill and pond garden. A tour of the house will be provided, as well as a tea tasting program, in which guides will demonstrate how to bow and sit during a ceremony, explain the history and social role of the tea ceremony while showing how to whisk matcha and receive a bowl of tea. Everyone will have the chance to enjoy a seasonal sweet and to whisk and drink a bowl of matcha.
Chicken or tofu/vegetarian bentos will be provided by Harusame in Ardmore, and include miso soup, california/vegetable roll, shumai, salad, and green tea.
Space is extremely limited. On-line reservations can be made here.
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.