(SOLD-OUT) A tour of Raymond Farm and Nakashima Studios

 The Architectural Archives, University of Pennsylvania, photo by Junzo Yoshimura

Join us for an up close and personal view of the Raymond Farm Center for Living Arts and Design and the Nakashima Woodworking Studios. Meet us in New Hope, PA, about 45 minutes northeast of Philadelphia for a day of exploration and learning.

Admission: Non-Members $200 | JASGP Members $175. To receive a JASGP Membership discount, be sure to sign in at the top of this page first to see the discount automatically applied. Email us at info@japanphilly.org for any questions

Schedule: the tour will meet at Raymond Farm Center for Living Arts and Design at 11:00 AM for a tour of that site first, followed by a bento box lunch at 1 PM, after which participants will travel to nearby Nakashima studios for a tour starting at 2 PM and ending at 4 PM. Bento lunch options: beef, chicken, and vegetarian. If you have any special dietary restrictions please notify us via our email info@japanphilly.org at least one week before the event.

Raymond Farm Center and Nakashima Woodworkers in New Hope

Shofuso’s architect, Junzo Yoshimura’s mentor, Noemi and Antonin Raymond settled at Raymond Farm in 1939, and modified a 18th century Quaker farmhouse with Japanese architectural elements. In 1943, the Raymonds vouched for George Nakashima and his family from the internment camp. A few years later, Nakashima established Nakashima Woodworkers in New Hope near Raymond Farm. George Nakashima designed and built this studio and residence with his knowledge and experience working at the Raymond’s architectural firm with Junzo Yoshimura in Japan.


Raymond Farm Center for Living Arts & Design (Photo by Elizabeth Felicella)

George Nakashima Woodworkers (Photo by Elizabeth Felicella)

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