Gifts made to the Roof Restoration Fund will enable us to conduct necessary preventative maintenance on Shofuso’s hinoki bark roof in the years to come. Shofuso’s roof is made of hinoki, a Japanese cypress, and is the only one of its kind in the United States. The care and upkeep of a hinoki bark roof demands precision and knowledge of traditional roofing techniques. This maintenance work requires us to bring Japanese roofers from Nara, Japan to Shofuso every five or six years to perform repairs. Regular maintenance work will keep our roof functioning until 2030 and beyond.

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Make checks payable to Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia or JASGP with “Roof” in the memo line, and mail to:

Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia
5070 Parkside Ave., Suite 1404
Philadelphia, PA 1913

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