Reduced admission to Shofuso

On Saturday, October 2nd, house access will be limited due to a private Omotesenke Tea Ceremony happening throughout the day. Because of this, tickets will be priced at $5.

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Tea Lessons: Fall Semester

The Japanese tea ceremony (chanoyu or chado in Japanese) is a mindful way of preparing matcha green tea and sharing it with guests. Although tea practice encompasses many of the traditional arts of Japan, as well as the meditative principles of Zen, one of the key lessons that it teaches

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2021 Obon Lantern Floating Ceremony – Okuribi (SOLD-OUT)

The 9th annual Philadelphia Obon Festival continues a new Shofuso tradition, born out of the hardships of the previous year, to light lanterns and float them on Shofuso’s pond dedicated to those no longer with us. The Registered participants can launch floating lanterns on Shofuso’s pond. Obon is a series

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Japanese 103 – Fall Semester

The Fall 2021 Semester of the Japanese Classroom begins the week of September 27 and concludes the week of December 6. Japanese 103 takes place on Wednesdays. Registration is required for all classes. Japanese 103 is an introductory class using the Japan Times Genki 1 textbook and workbook.  Students of

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Japanese 101 – Fall Semester (Sold-out)

The Fall 2021 Semester of the Japanese Classroom begins the week of September 27. The semester ends the week of December 6, with Japanese 101 meeting on Mondays. There will not be a class the week of Thanksgiving (Nov 22). Registration is required for all classes. Japanese 101 is our

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Hudson Valley: Shofuso 63rd Anniversary “Finding a Bit of Japan” Bus Tour

 The Architectural Archives, University of Pennsylvania, photo by Junzo Yoshimura Inspired by “A Bit of Japan is seen in the Eaves”, a handmade photo album that Junzo Yoshimura made during the time he lived and worked at the Raymond Farm in New Hope PA, (1939-1940). This exciting new program will take visitors

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New Hope: Shofuso 63rd Anniversary “Finding a Bit of Japan” Bus Tour

 The Architectural Archives, University of Pennsylvania, photo by Junzo Yoshimura Inspired by “A Bit of Japan is seen in the Eaves”, a handmade photo album that Junzo Yoshimura made during the time he lived and worked at the Raymond Farm in New Hope PA, (1939-1940). This exciting new program will take visitors

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Tea Ceremony Demonstration – November 21, 2:30pm

Enjoy a traditional Japanese tea ceremony at Shofuso. Members of Urasenke Philadelphia will demonstrate a tea ceremony, and 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. Registration is

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Tea Ceremony Demonstration – November 21, 1:00pm

Enjoy a traditional Japanese tea ceremony at Shofuso. Members of Urasenke Philadelphia will demonstrate a tea ceremony, and 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. Registration is

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Tea Ceremony Demonstration – October 24, 2:30pm

Enjoy a traditional Japanese tea ceremony at Shofuso. Members of Urasenke Philadelphia will demonstrate a tea ceremony, and 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. Registration is

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