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Summer Camp: Build It, Plant It 9:00 am
Summer Camp: Build It, Plant It @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am – Aug 4 @ 3:00 pm
Campers will get to know Shofuso inside and out during this architecture and garden week. Using the site as inspiration, campers will design and construct their own dream space and Japanese garden. Activities will include creating a batik door curtain using traditional designs or favorite kawaii or manga characters.
Conversation Club 6:30 pm
Conversation Club @ Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia
Aug 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Conversation Club @ Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Conversation Club is JASGP’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 and snacks are provided. Conversation Club is open to speakers of all levels. No RSVP is necessary.
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First Thursdays Members Night 4:00 pm
First Thursdays Members Night @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Aug 3 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
First Thursdays Members Night @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
JASGP members enjoy members only evenings at Shofuso on the first Thursday of every month, April through October, rain or shine. Join us for a light reception and take in the beautiful garden and decorations. Not a JASGP member yet? Join at japanphilly.org today!
Kyodaiko Beginner Taiko Lessons 6:00 pm
Kyodaiko Beginner Taiko Lessons @ Defensive Arts Center
Aug 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Kyodaiko Beginner Taiko Lessons @ Defensive Arts Center | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Dates and Times have changed for beginner lessons in 2017!  Beginner classes now meet on Thursdays at 6:00pm! Who wants to play LOUD drums?! Taiko drums have been used in Japan for thousands of years for a variety of reasons. However, a relatively new form of taiko drumming is fast becoming a popular passion for drumming enthusiasts all over the world. Called kumi daiko, this form of drumming brings people together to play different taiko drums as an ensemble, with flashy, synchronized choreography. Learn how to play taiko drums with Continue reading →
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Summer Camp: Games and Toys of Japan 9:00 am
Summer Camp: Games and Toys of Japan @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Aug 7 @ 9:00 am – Aug 11 @ 3:00 pm
This week will be all fun and games for campers who like to play! Learn about traditional Japanese toys and games while trying them out. Make a kokeshi doll in the form of your favorite character, fold origami water bombs and jumping frogs, learn to juggle otedama (bean bags) and create feats for our own Japanese-style game show.
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Kobe International Club Happy Hour 5:00 pm
Kobe International Club Happy Hour @ The Trestle Inn
Aug 10 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kobe International Club Happy Hour @ The Trestle Inn | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
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 on Thursday, August 10! This happy hour from 5-8 pm will feature specials on Japanese style beer and retro Japanese pop from the sixties and seventies. This event is free and open to the public. Join us for an evening of getting to know more about Kobe.
Kyodaiko Beginner Taiko Lessons 6:00 pm
Kyodaiko Beginner Taiko Lessons @ Defensive Arts Center
Aug 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Kyodaiko Beginner Taiko Lessons @ Defensive Arts Center | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Dates and Times have changed for beginner lessons in 2017!  Beginner classes now meet on Thursdays at 6:00pm! Who wants to play LOUD drums?! Taiko drums have been used in Japan for thousands of years for a variety of reasons. However, a relatively new form of taiko drumming is fast becoming a popular passion for drumming enthusiasts all over the world. Called kumi daiko, this form of drumming brings people together to play different taiko drums as an ensemble, with flashy, synchronized choreography. Learn how to play taiko drums with Continue reading →
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Kyodaiko Beginner Taiko Lessons 6:00 pm
Kyodaiko Beginner Taiko Lessons @ Defensive Arts Center
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Kyodaiko Beginner Taiko Lessons @ Defensive Arts Center | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Dates and Times have changed for beginner lessons in 2017!  Beginner classes now meet on Thursdays at 6:00pm! Who wants to play LOUD drums?! Taiko drums have been used in Japan for thousands of years for a variety of reasons. However, a relatively new form of taiko drumming is fast becoming a popular passion for drumming enthusiasts all over the world. Called kumi daiko, this form of drumming brings people together to play different taiko drums as an ensemble, with flashy, synchronized choreography. Learn how to play taiko drums with Continue reading →
Conversation Club 6:30 pm
Conversation Club @ Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia
Aug 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Conversation Club @ Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Conversation Club is JASGP’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 and snacks are provided. Conversation Club is open to speakers of all levels. No RSVP is necessary.
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Kyodaiko Beginner Taiko Lessons 6:00 pm
Kyodaiko Beginner Taiko Lessons @ Defensive Arts Center
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Kyodaiko Beginner Taiko Lessons @ Defensive Arts Center | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Dates and Times have changed for beginner lessons in 2017!  Beginner classes now meet on Thursdays at 6:00pm! Who wants to play LOUD drums?! Taiko drums have been used in Japan for thousands of years for a variety of reasons. However, a relatively new form of taiko drumming is fast becoming a popular passion for drumming enthusiasts all over the world. Called kumi daiko, this form of drumming brings people together to play different taiko drums as an ensemble, with flashy, synchronized choreography. Learn how to play taiko drums with Continue reading →
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Philadelphia Obon Festival 11:00 am
Philadelphia Obon Festival @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Aug 27 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Philadelphia Obon Festival @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Obon is a Japanese celebration of one’s ancestors. Each August, people return to their hometowns to remember the dead and reunite with loved ones. Obon is celebrated with festivities, especially dances called bon odori. These bon odori vary from place to place giving each Obon celebration a distinctive flavor. On August 27, Shofuso Japanese House and Garden will host Philadelphia’s 5th Annual Obon celebration. The festivities will include the eponymous dances, taiko drumming, tea ceremony demonstrations, traditional games, arts & crafts, as well as a flea market and gift shop with Continue reading →
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