With the support of a grant from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through the Heritage Philadelphia Program, The Friends of the Japanese House and Garden (FJHG) restored two of the last remaining shofuso, which are traditional Japanese houses that exist from Philadelphia’s 1876 Centennial Exposition.
FJHG will open two new buildings in West Fairmount Park with an all-day celebration, featuring a performance from KyoDaiko taiko Japanese drumming troupe , Kamishibai storytelling, and origami crafts and other activities for families. Shofuso Colors I, a series of instant/Polaroid photographs inspired by Hokusai's 36 Views of Mt. Fuji, will be on view. The work captures both intimate and broad details, creating a spanning portrait of Shofuso House and Gardens as both a concrete reality and dream-like space.
The opening festivites will occur all day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and are free and open to the public.
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