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October 16, 2013

Shofuso Japanese House And Garden To Hold A Fall Harvest Moon-Viewing Celebration This Weekend, October 18-19

Shofuso Japanese House And Garden To Hold A Fall Harvest Moon-Viewing Celebration This Weekend, October 18-19

A full moon rises in the sky on Friday, October 18 and to celebrate, the friends of the Shofuso Japanese House and Garden in Fairmount Park are set to host a weekend of traditional moon-viewing festivities. On Friday, a moon-viewing tea ceremony begins at 7 p.m. with a ritual service of matcha (green tea) and […]

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September 26, 2012

Shofuso Japanese House And Garden To Hold A Harvest Moon-Viewing Celebration This Weekend, September 29-30

Shofuso Japanese House And Garden To Hold A Harvest Moon-Viewing Celebration This Weekend, September 29-30

Now is the time to celebrate the harvest moon. And the Friends of the Shofuso Japanese House and Garden in Fairmount Park are doing just that. From Friday, September 28 through Sunday, September 30, join Shofuso at its Otsukimi, a traditional moon-viewing celebration where offerings are made to the full moon to give thanks for […]

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Scott Barnes, Director Of Marketing For Stephen STARR Events
 

Watch the video above to meet Scott Barnes, Director of Marketing for Stephen STARR Events.

We filmed him at Granite Hill restaurant at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, run by Starr, to learn what he wishes more people knew about in Philadelphia. Check it out!

Granite Hill
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
www.philamuseum.org/dining

Starr Restaurant Group
www.starr-restaurant.com

Fairmount Horticulture Center
N. Horticultural Drive and Montgomery Avenue
www.fairmountpark.org

Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Horticultural and Lansdowne Drives
www.shofuso.com

Watch the video above to meet Scott Barnes, Director of Marketing for Stephen STARR Events. We filmed him at Granite Hill restaurant at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, run by Starr, to learn what he wishes more people knew about in Philadelphia. Check it out! Granite Hill 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway www.philamuseum.org/dining Starr Restaurant Group […]

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Welcome to Uwishunu's video series called "Philly 101," featuring 101 videos about Philadelphia in 101 days. Each video features a different Philadelphian, from top chefs and boutique owners to hotel doormen and brewers, sharing what they wish more people knew about Philly. Let us know what you wish more people knew about in the comments, on Twitter and on Facebook.
 

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March 26, 2012

Fairmount Park’s Gorgeous Shofuso Japanese House And Garden To Open Its Brand New Sakura Pavilion This Saturday, March 31

Fairmount Park's Gorgeous Shofuso Japanese House And Garden To Open Its Brand New Sakura Pavilion This Saturday, March 31

Just in time for cherry blossom season, the Friends of the Japanese House and Garden (FJHG) are ready to celebrate the opening and restoration of Sakura Pavilion at Shofuso, the beautiful traditional-style Japanese house and nationally-ranked garden in Philadelphia’s West Fairmount Park. Originally built for the 1876 Centennial Exposition, the first world’s fair, Sakura Pavilion’s […]

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August 10, 2011

Our Guide To Picnicking In Philadelphia: Picnic-Friendly Events, Best Bets For Picnic Spots And Where To Pick Up Picnic-Appropriate Food And Drink

Our Guide To Picnicking In Philadelphia: Picnic-Friendly Events, Best Bets For Picnic Spots And Where To Pick Up Picnic-Appropriate Food And Drink

Technically, July is National Picnic Month. But in our opinion it’s never too late for a useful guide to DIY outdoor eating in Philadelphia. Below, we’ve outlined all the best summer festivals and concerts coming up to which you’re encouraged to BYO picnic basket and blanket; the most picnic-friendly parks and other swatches of green […]

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May 6, 2011

Today Is National Public Gardens Day: Celebrate At One Of The Dozens Of Gorgeous Gardens, Preserves And Arboretums In And Around Philadelphia

Today Is National Public Gardens Day: Celebrate At One Of The Dozens Of Gorgeous Gardens, Preserves And Arboretums In And Around Philadelphia

Happy National Public Gardens Day! Today, May 6, is the third annual nationwide celebration of botanical gardens, arboreta, and other public conservatories. Philadelphia is a prime spot for celebrating, what with the region’s dozens of gorgeous preserves, gardens and other green parks that fueled William Penn’s vision of a “greene countrie towne” so many years […]

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May 4, 2010

Opening of the Japanese House in Fairmount Park

Opening of the Japanese House in Fairmount Park

I recently attended the seasonal opening of Fairmount Park’s Shofuso, an authentic 17th-century-style Japanese House originally gifted to the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Located between the Please Touch Museum and the parks of Belmont Plateau, the Japanese House was brought to Philadelphia in 1958 and replaced the gates of a Japanese Buddhist […]

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May 18, 2009

Summer Camp at Shofuso, The Japanese House and Garden

Summer Camp at Shofuso, The Japanese House and Garden

Photo by G. Widman for GPTMC Our delightful Japanese House in Fairmount Park, Shofuso, hosts a refreshingly low key summer daycamp program every year. Both my sons have attended several one-week sessions over the years, and the experience was not only wonderful, but remarkably affordable. All sessions share certain focus, but there are specialty features […]

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