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Opening Weekend at Shofuso 11:00 am
Opening Weekend at Shofuso @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Apr 1 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Opening Weekend at Shofuso @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Kick off the Cherry Blossom festivities with a visit to Shofuso! The Japanese House and Garden reopens after a long cold winter with spring blossoms, budding trees, and our beloved koi. Shofuso is open to the public April through October, and will be open daily during the Festival. Visit from 10am – 4pm Monday through Friday, and from 11am – 5pm Saturday and Sunday. www.japanesehouse.org
Sushi Making Classes 6:30 pm
Sushi Making Classes @ The HeadHouse Craft Beer Café
Apr 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Sushi Making Classes @ The HeadHouse Craft Beer Café | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Learn Japan’s favorite culinary art form from one of Philadelphia’s veteran restaurateurs, Madame Saito. Impress your friends with your maki mastery at home or compete in the Amateur Sushi Making Contest on Thursday, April 6, or the Subaru Sushi Samurai of the Year Contest at Sakura Sunday on April 9. The festival is the start of a full slate of Japanese arts, culture and business programming courtesy of the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia, which now operates Shofuso Japanese House and Garden. Classes take place every night from Saturday, … Continue reading →
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Opening Weekend at Shofuso 11:00 am
Opening Weekend at Shofuso @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Apr 2 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Opening Weekend at Shofuso @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Kick off the Cherry Blossom festivities with a visit to Shofuso! The Japanese House and Garden reopens after a long cold winter with spring blossoms, budding trees, and our beloved koi. Shofuso is open to the public April through October, and will be open daily during the Festival. Visit from 10am – 4pm Monday through Friday, and from 11am – 5pm Saturday and Sunday. www.japanesehouse.org
Sushi Making Classes 6:30 pm
Sushi Making Classes @ The HeadHouse Craft Beer Café
Apr 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Sushi Making Classes @ The HeadHouse Craft Beer Café | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Learn Japan’s favorite culinary art form from one of Philadelphia’s veteran restaurateurs, Madame Saito. Impress your friends with your maki mastery at home or compete in the Amateur Sushi Making Contest on Thursday, April 6, or the Subaru Sushi Samurai of the Year Contest at Sakura Sunday on April 9. The festival is the start of a full slate of Japanese arts, culture and business programming courtesy of the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia, which now operates Shofuso Japanese House and Garden. Classes take place every night from Saturday, … Continue reading →
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Japanese Culture Week: Ikebana and Origami 12:00 pm
Japanese Culture Week: Ikebana and Origami @ The Rotunda at the Shops at Liberty Place
Apr 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Japanese Culture Week: Ikebana and Origami @ The Rotunda at the Shops at Liberty Place | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Enjoy free interactive lunchtime activities during the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival at the Liberty Place Rotunda, located at 1625 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia! Events include: Monday, April 3, Origami & Ikebana: Take in ikebana (Japanese flower arrangements) while learning the techniques for intricate origami. Tuesday, April 4, Nihon Buyo Dance Demonstration: Fujima Nishiki-no, who teaches nihon buyo (Japanese classical dance) at Shofuso, presents intricate dances. Wednesday, April 5, Kimono Dressing: Local cultural ambassador Fumiyo Batta showcases ornate kimonos and will gladly help you try one on. Thursday, April 6, Kamishibai … Continue reading →
Sushi Making Classes 6:30 pm
Sushi Making Classes @ The HeadHouse Craft Beer Café
Apr 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Sushi Making Classes @ The HeadHouse Craft Beer Café | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Learn Japan’s favorite culinary art form from one of Philadelphia’s veteran restaurateurs, Madame Saito. Impress your friends with your maki mastery at home or compete in the Amateur Sushi Making Contest on Thursday, April 6, or the Subaru Sushi Samurai of the Year Contest at Sakura Sunday on April 9. The festival is the start of a full slate of Japanese arts, culture and business programming courtesy of the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia, which now operates Shofuso Japanese House and Garden. Classes take place every night from Saturday, … Continue reading →
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Japanese Culture Week: Nihon Buyo Dance Demonstration 12:00 pm
Japanese Culture Week: Nihon Buyo Dance Demonstration @ The Rotunda at the Shops at Liberty Place
Apr 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Japanese Culture Week: Nihon Buyo Dance Demonstration @ The Rotunda at the Shops at Liberty Place | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Enjoy free interactive lunchtime activities during the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival at the Liberty Place Rotunda, located at 1625 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia! Events include: Monday, April 3, Origami & Ikebana: Take in ikebana (Japanese flower arrangements) while learning the techniques for intricate origami. Tuesday, April 4, Nihon Buyo Dance Demonstration: Fujima Nishiki-no, who teaches nihon buyo (Japanese classical dance) at Shofuso, presents intricate dances. Wednesday, April 5, Kimono Dressing: Local cultural ambassador Fumiyo Batta showcases ornate kimonos and will gladly help you try one on. Thursday, April 6, Kamishibai … Continue reading →
Sushi Making Classes 6:30 pm
Sushi Making Classes @ The HeadHouse Craft Beer Café
Apr 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Sushi Making Classes @ The HeadHouse Craft Beer Café | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Learn Japan’s favorite culinary art form from one of Philadelphia’s veteran restaurateurs, Madame Saito. Impress your friends with your maki mastery at home or compete in the Amateur Sushi Making Contest on Thursday, April 6, or the Subaru Sushi Samurai of the Year Contest at Sakura Sunday on April 9. The festival is the start of a full slate of Japanese arts, culture and business programming courtesy of the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia, which now operates Shofuso Japanese House and Garden. Classes take place every night from Saturday, … Continue reading →
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Japanese Culture Week: Kimono Dressing 12:00 pm
Japanese Culture Week: Kimono Dressing @ The Rotunda at the Shops at Liberty Place
Apr 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Japanese Culture Week: Kimono Dressing @ The Rotunda at the Shops at Liberty Place | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Enjoy free interactive lunchtime activities during the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival at the Liberty Place Rotunda, located at 1625 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia! Events include: Monday, April 3, Origami & Ikebana: Take in ikebana (Japanese flower arrangements) while learning the techniques for intricate origami. Tuesday, April 4, Nihon Buyo Dance Demonstration: Fujima Nishiki-no, who teaches nihon buyo (Japanese classical dance) at Shofuso, presents intricate dances. Wednesday, April 5, Kimono Dressing: Local cultural ambassador Fumiyo Batta showcases ornate kimonos and will gladly help you try one on. Thursday, April 6, Kamishibai … Continue reading →
Sushi Making Classes 6:30 pm
Sushi Making Classes @ The HeadHouse Craft Beer Café
Apr 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Sushi Making Classes @ The HeadHouse Craft Beer Café | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Learn Japan’s favorite culinary art form from one of Philadelphia’s veteran restaurateurs, Madame Saito. Impress your friends with your maki mastery at home or compete in the Amateur Sushi Making Contest on Thursday, April 6, or the Subaru Sushi Samurai of the Year Contest at Sakura Sunday on April 9. The festival is the start of a full slate of Japanese arts, culture and business programming courtesy of the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia, which now operates Shofuso Japanese House and Garden. Classes take place every night from Saturday, … Continue reading →
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Japanese Culture Week: Kamishibai Storytelling 12:00 pm
Japanese Culture Week: Kamishibai Storytelling @ The Rotunda at the Shops at Liberty Place
Apr 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Japanese Culture Week: Kamishibai Storytelling @ The Rotunda at the Shops at Liberty Place | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Enjoy free interactive lunchtime activities during the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival at the Liberty Place Rotunda, located at 1625 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia! Events include: Monday, April 3, Origami & Ikebana: Take in ikebana (Japanese flower arrangements) while learning the techniques for intricate origami. Tuesday, April 4, Nihon Buyo Dance Demonstration: Fujima Nishiki-no, who teaches nihon buyo (Japanese classical dance) at Shofuso, presents intricate dances. Wednesday, April 5, Kimono Dressing: Local cultural ambassador Fumiyo Batta showcases ornate kimonos and will gladly help you try one on. Thursday, April 6, Kamishibai … Continue reading →
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Japanese Culture Week: Shogi and Go 12:00 pm
Japanese Culture Week: Shogi and Go @ The Rotunda at the Shops at Liberty Place
Apr 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Japanese Culture Week: Shogi and Go @ The Rotunda at the Shops at Liberty Place | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Enjoy free interactive lunchtime activities during the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival at the Liberty Place Rotunda, located at 1625 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia! Events include: Monday, April 3, Origami & Ikebana: Take in ikebana (Japanese flower arrangements) while learning the techniques for intricate origami. Tuesday, April 4, Nihon Buyo Dance Demonstration: Fujima Nishiki-no, who teaches nihon buyo (Japanese classical dance) at Shofuso, presents intricate dances. Wednesday, April 5, Kimono Dressing: Local cultural ambassador Fumiyo Batta showcases ornate kimonos and will gladly help you try one on. Thursday, April 6, Kamishibai … Continue reading →
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Nodate Tea Ceremony 1:00 pm
Nodate Tea Ceremony @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Apr 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Nodate Tea Ceremony @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Please note: the 1-2 PM ceremony is sold out. Please visit this link to purchase tickets for the 2:30 – 3:30 PM ceremony. Take part in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony on Shofuso’s veranda under the weeping cherry tree. Drink a bowl of matcha green tea and taste a seasonal sweet. Please note, space is limited and advance registration is required. The Nodate Tea Ceremony will take place at Shofuso from 1:00 – 2:00 PM & 2:30 – 3:30 PM $30 for JASGP members / $35 for non-members
Cherry Blossom Tea Ceremony (Nodate) 2:30 pm
Cherry Blossom Tea Ceremony (Nodate) @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Apr 8 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Cherry Blossom Tea Ceremony (Nodate) @ 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. Members must sign in to receive a $5 discount during checkout.
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Osamu Tezuka, Astro Boy, and the Manga/Anime Revolution 1:00 pm
Osamu Tezuka, Astro Boy, and the Manga/Anime Revolution @ University of Pennsylvania, 402 Cohen Hall
Apr 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Osamu Tezuka, Astro Boy, and the Manga/Anime Revolution @ University of Pennsylvania, 402 Cohen Hall | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
In Japan, Osamu Tezuka is known as the manga no kami-sama, or the “God of Manga.” In a heavily illustrated talk, translator, interpreter, award-winning writer Frederik L. Schodt will focus on Tezuka’s Tetsuwan Atomu (known as “Astro Boy” in the United States). In doing so, he will also discuss Tezuka’s role in the development of Japan’s enormous modern manga and anime industries.
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Professor Risley, The Imperial Japanese Troupe, and Philadelphia 5:00 pm
Professor Risley, The Imperial Japanese Troupe, and Philadelphia @ University of Pennsylvania, Terrace Room, Cohen Hall
Apr 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Professor Risley, The Imperial Japanese Troupe, and Philadelphia @ University of Pennsylvania, Terrace Room, Cohen Hall | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
“Professor Risley” was the stage name of Richard Risley Carlisle, an extraordinary 19th century acrobat and impresario who considered himself a Philadelphian. In 1863 the globe-trotting Risley introduced Western-style circus — and ice cream — into Japan. In 1867, Risley brought one of the first groups of Japanese performers to America and Europe, touring major cities including Philadelphia. It was the first time most Americans had ever seen ordinary Japanese people, as opposed to high-ranking officials and dignitaries. In an entertaining and heavily illustrated talk, translator, interpreter, and award winning … Continue reading →
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