Shofuso Japanese House and Garden

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Shofuso Japanese House and GardenShofuso – West Fairmount Park’s Japanese house and garden echo the story of Japanese culture in Philadelphia. Shofuso is wide-open to the public from April thru October from Wednesday to Sunday and November to early December on Saturday and Sunday. Entry (tour is included) is $12 for adults; $8 for seniors, children ages 5 to 17 and college students with student I.D.; and free for children under age 5. Lansdowne & Horticultural Drives, (215) 878-5097, www.japanphilly.org/shofuso


 Shofuso Japanese House and Garden

Shofuso, also known as Japanese House and Garden, is 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.

"Designed by architect Junzo Yoshimura, Shofuso was built in Japan in 1953 using traditional techniques and materials. It was shipped to New York and exhibited in the courtyard of the Museum of Modern Art in New York before moving to West Fairmount Park in 1958. In 2007, international artist Hiroshi Senju, inspired by the garden’s waterfall, donated 20 contemporary murals to Shofuso, which are permanently displayed inside the house. This historic site and museum includes a hill and pond garden with a tiered waterfall, island, and koi fish, a tea garden featuring a traditional tea house, and a courtyard garden leading to a bathhouse". - From the Website

Location: Lansdowne Dr & Horticultural Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19131

 

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