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Parks On Tap 5:00 pm
Parks On Tap @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Jul 5 @ 5:00 pm – Jul 9 @ 5:51 pm
Parks On Tap @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Parks on Tap, Philadelphia’s first and only traveling beer garden, returns to Shofuso this summer from Wednesday, July 5 through Sunday, July 9.  Take in the summer garden and our festive Tanabata decorations after hours at Shofuso. Parks on Tap will be there with a menu of fresh food and snacks, beer on tap, wine, and non-alcoholic drinks, plus seating and hammocks for lounging. We will be offering free access to the garden, with special $5 admission into the house (house open through 6 pm all nights). Visitors are welcome to bring Continue reading →
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First Thursdays Members Night 4:00 pm
First Thursdays Members Night @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Jul 6 @ 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
Jul 6 @ 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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Family Tanabata Weekend 11:00 am
Family Tanabata Weekend @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Jul 8 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Family Tanabata Weekend @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Tanabata is a traditional Japanese star festival held in midsummer. Join us at Shofuso Japanese House and Garden to tie wishes (tanzaku) to the bamboo tree, watch our giant tanabata star ornaments swish in the breeze, and make paper cranes for good luck. This weekend of activities includes Japanese storytelling, musical instrument demonstrations, origami, and calligraphy! Events free with general admission.
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Family Tanabata Weekend 11:00 am
Family Tanabata Weekend @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Jul 9 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Family Tanabata Weekend @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Tanabata is a traditional Japanese star festival held in midsummer. Join us at Shofuso Japanese House and Garden to tie wishes (tanzaku) to the bamboo tree, watch our giant tanabata star ornaments swish in the breeze, and make paper cranes for good luck. This weekend of activities includes Japanese storytelling, musical instrument demonstrations, origami, and calligraphy! Events free with general admission.
Japanese Tea Ceremony: Urasenke Tea School 1:00 pm
Japanese Tea Ceremony: Urasenke Tea School @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Jul 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Japanese Tea Ceremony: Urasenke Tea School @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Enjoy a traditional Japanese tea ceremony led by Shofuso’s own tea school. Members of Urasenke Philadelphia will demonstrate a tea ceremony, and then provide guests with a bowl of matcha (green tea) and a seasonal sweet. Be prepared to sit on the floor for the duration of the program. Limited chairs are available. Admission is $30 for general audiences and $25 for members of the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia. Members must sign in to receive a $5 discount during checkout.
Japanese Tea Ceremony: Urasenke Tea School 2:30 pm
Japanese Tea Ceremony: Urasenke Tea School @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Jul 9 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Japanese Tea Ceremony: Urasenke Tea School @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Enjoy a traditional Japanese tea ceremony led by Shofuso’s own tea school. Members of Urasenke Philadelphia will demonstrate a tea ceremony, and then provide guests with a bowl of matcha (green tea) and a seasonal sweet. Be prepared to sit on the floor for the duration of the program. Limited chairs are available. Admission is $30 for general audiences and $25 for members of the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia. Members must sign in to receive a $5 discount during checkout.
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Summer Camp: Monsters, Myth and Heroes of Japan 9:00 am
Summer Camp: Monsters, Myth and Heroes of Japan @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am – Jul 14 @ 3:00 pm
Discover the daring feats of Peach Boy or the spine tingling tales of oni (ogres) or yokai (ghosts) in this week that focuses on the stories of Japan. Campers will learn about traditional folktales while creating their own. Activities will include building a wooden miniature kamishibai theatre from which they can perform their own paper stories.
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Conversation Club 6:30 pm
Conversation Club @ Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia
Jul 11 @ 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
Jul 13 @ 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: The Wonderful World of Studio Ghibli 9:00 am
Summer Camp: The Wonderful World of Studio Ghibli @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Jul 17 @ 9:00 am – Jul 21 @ 3:00 pm
Explore the wonderful and weird animations of Hayao Miyazaki (Ponyo, Totoro) who is one of the most well-known animators in Japan.  Campers will explore manga and anime techniques while creating their own group animations.
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Kyodaiko Beginner Taiko Lessons 6:00 pm
Kyodaiko Beginner Taiko Lessons @ Defensive Arts Center
Jul 20 @ 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
Jul 20 @ 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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Summer Camp: Cats and Monkeys and Rabbits, Oh My! 9:00 am
Summer Camp: Cats and Monkeys and Rabbits, Oh My! @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Jul 24 @ 9:00 am – Jul 28 @ 3:00 pm
Animals play a big part in the tales, holidays and art of Japan. Learn about the maneko neko (lucky cat), usagi (rabbit) and kitsune (fox) and more! Activities will include origami, printmaking and other traditional art forms using animals as their inspiration.
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Kyodaiko Beginner Taiko Lessons 6:00 pm
Kyodaiko Beginner Taiko Lessons @ Defensive Arts Center
Jul 27 @ 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: 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.