Children’s Day

Children’s Day is a national holiday in Japan celebrating children’s health, happiness, and family unity. In honor of the holiday, Shofuso celebrates Children’s Day every year with festive on-site displays of Japanese Samurai Armors (Kabuto) and carp streamers (Koinobori). Come to Shofuso with your family and friends to see this seasonal decoration, feed carps in the pond and enjoy the view of the Japanese garden with blooming Azaleas.

Scheduled in-person tours are available for group of 8-40 people, Wednesdays-Fridays: starting at 11am. For more information and for booking group tours, please contact: Mike Lewis, Program Coordinator,

Tickets: the exhibition is included in admission to Shofuso. Visit to purchase tickets.

Download Children’s day educational materials for teachers: an educational series by Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia.

Lesson 1: What is Children’s day?

Lesson 2: A Mini Tour of Shofuso

Lesson 3: Koinobori

Lesson 4: Kamishibai “Paper Theater”

Lesson 5: Fan Dance Demonstration

Lesson 6: Hina Dolls

  • May 5, 2023
  • 11:00 am - 5:00 pm


Lansdowne Dr & Horticultural Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19131

Learn more