JASGP’s Philadelphia Museum of Art Visit: Tour of “Yoshitoshi: Spirit and Spectacle”
The Philadelphia Museum of Art extended an invitation to the JASGP for a tour of “Yoshitoshi: Spirit and Spectacle.” JASGP had the privilege of being lead through the exhibition by curator Shelley Langdale. The exhibition, which draws on the PMA’s collection of Japanese art, features 60 works by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Japanese Films and Filmmakers at the 2018 Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival
The Philadephia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF) returns to Philadelphia from November 8 – 18. This year marks PAAFF’s 11th season of showcasing Asian American film contributions, and includes fifty film screenings and live events in Center City and University City. Included this year are four feature-length films that focus
Know Before You Go: Philadelphia Obon Festival
The sixth annual Philadelphia Obon Festival comes to Shofuso this Saturday from 11 am – 5 pm. At the forefront are Bon folk dances led by IchiFuji-kai dance students, taiko drumming by Kyo Daiko, tea ceremony demonstrations by Urasenke Philadelphia, traditional games, kimono dressing, and arts & crafts, all of which are
Etiquette In Japan
To the Japanese, manners are extremely important. This week at Shofuso, we are topping off camp with learning about more delicious Japanese food. However, we can’t learn about food without learning about how to properly eat it at the table! When visiting Japan, or any other country that is not
Here are haiku performed by campers during Ghibli Week! They did such an excellent job capturing the simultaneous simplicity and complexity of haikus. A haiku is a Japanese poem made up of 17 syllables in three lines of five, seven, five. Traditionally haiku capture images of the natural world, however,
Here this week at Camp Shofuso we are focusing on yokai, which loosely translates into the words monster, spirit, demon or goblin. They are Japanese folklore creatures. The word Yokai is usually a catch-all word for a lot of different and unusual phenomena such as spirit possessions, bakemono (spirits who
Ghibli Week Interviews
Come and meet our Ghibli Campers!! We would like to thank them for sparing some time for an interview. We’d also like to thank Isaiah for asking the interview questions so Destiny could focus more on recording.
Manga Camp Interviews 2
During the third week of camp, a few of our Manga Campers were kind enough to spare us some time. They gave us great answers on their feelings of Japan and how they felt about Camp Shofuso so far. Isaiah, one of our Manga Campers, were kind enough to help
Manga Camp Interviews
During the second week of camp, a few of the Manga campers volunteered some of their time for an interview! Get to know a few of our campers and their experience at Shofuso!
Kawaii Week Interviews
During Kawaii Week, we’ve gotten interviews from a few of the kawaii campers. We would like to thank them for giving us some time and providing us with some awesome answers! Stay tuned for some more interviews from Camp Shofuso!