Free Museum Day At Shofuso Japanese Cultural Center

Free Museum Day At Shofuso Japanese Cultural Center
June 23rd, 2021 | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lansdowne Dr &, Horticultural Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19131

Shofuso is a traditional-style Japanese house and nationally-ranked garden in Philadelphia’s West Fairmount Park that reflects the history of Japanese culture in Philadelphia, from the 1876 Centennial Exposition to present day. 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. Guests are highly encouraged to check each museum website for information about onsite health and safety guidelines that may be in place during your visit.

Pre-registration is not required. 

2021-06-23 2021-06-23 America/New_York Free Museum Day At Shofuso Japanese Cultural Center Free Museum Day At Shofuso Japanese Cultural Center on June 23, 2021 @ 12:00 am --- Shofuso is a traditional-style Japanese house and nationally-ranked garden in Philadelphia’s West Fairmount Park that reflects the history of Japanese culture in Philadelphia, from the 1876 Centennial Exposition to present day. 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. Guests are highly encouraged to check each museum website for information about onsite health and safety guidelines that may be in place during your visit. Pre-registration is not required.  --- Lansdowne Dr &, Horticultural Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19131 --- --- https://welcomeamerica.com Lansdowne Dr &, Horticultural Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19131