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May 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm



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The Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia and Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia are proud to co-host 2023 AAPI Heritage Month Celebration at the beautiful Shofuso, also known as Japanese House and Garden_ a traditional 17th century-style Japanese house and garden located in Philadelphia’s West Fairmount Park on the site of the Centennial Exposition of 1876. Shofuso was built in 1953 as a gift from Japan to American citizens, to symbolize post-war peace and friendship between the two countries.

Attendees will be able to enjoy the traditional Japanese architecture at the Shofuso House, modeled after the guest house of Kojo-in, a sub-temple of Mii-dera in the city of Ōtsu, built in 1601 and, the Shofuso garden designed by Tansai Sano, a landscape architect in Kyoto whose family had been caretakers of the famous dry garden in Ryoan-ji temple for six generations.

Proceeds from this event will be donated entirely to Shofuso, to restore paintings and mural that are worth millions_ destroyed during vandalism last July.

*Sushi & Sake will be served.
Shoes are not allowed inside the Japanese House. Disposable socks will be distributed at the entrance. Space is very limited to preserve the Shofuso House & Garden.

Special guest:Daniel Matsukawa, principal bassoon of The Philadelphia Orchestra, will be performing during the event.



Shofuso Japanese House & Garden
West Fairmount Park Horticultural and Lansdowne Drives
Philadelphia, PA 19131 United States
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(267) 237-3550


Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia
Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia