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Events at Morris Arboretum 10:00 am
Events at Morris Arboretum @ Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Come to scenic Morris Arboretum for a celebration of Japanese culture. On both April 7 and April 14, the famed garden will offer guided tours of both the many flowering trees and the Japanese garden elements, as well as performances by Philadelphia’s community taiko group, Kyo Daiko. On April 7, guests can take in a kenjutsu Japanese sword demonstration from River of Life Martial Arts & Wellness Center and a ryurei-style tea ceremony – a 19th-century table-based version devised to accommodate Westerners. On April 14, guests can take in a Continue reading →
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Suminagashi Paper Marbling 2:00 pm
Suminagashi Paper Marbling @ Rikumo Concept Store
Apr 8 @ 2:00 pm
Suminagashi, Japanese-style paper marbling, is created by floating ink on water. On Sunday, April 8th, visit the Rikumo Concept store for a special workshop to make your own prints! Led by Rikumo’s friendly staff, you’ll learn how to transform a simple piece of white paper into a vibrant and colorful work of art to take home.  All materials are included, and no experience is required. This workshop is sure to sell out, so RSVP now to ensure you get a seat.
Suminagashi Paper Marbling 3:30 pm
Suminagashi Paper Marbling @ Rikumo Concept Store
Apr 8 @ 3:30 pm
Suminagashi, Japanese-style paper marbling, is created by floating ink on water. On Sunday, April 8th, visit the Rikumo Concept store for a special workshop to make your own prints! Led by Rikumo’s friendly staff, you’ll learn how to transform a simple piece of white paper into a vibrant and colorful work of art to take home.  All materials are included, and no experience is required. This workshop is sure to sell out, so RSVP now to ensure you get a seat.
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Tamagawa University Taiko Drum and Dance Performances @ Ursinus College 7:00 pm
Tamagawa University Taiko Drum and Dance Performances @ Ursinus College @ Ursinus College, Lenfest Theater in the Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center
Apr 9 @ 7:00 pm
Tamagawa University’s famous Taiko Drum and Dance group are back in Philadelphia for a week of one-of-a-kind performances.  With drums that will make your heart skip, dazzling costumes, and entrancing choreography, these performances are perfect for all ages.
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Tamagawa University Taiko Drum and Dance Performances @ Haverford College 7:00 pm
Tamagawa University Taiko Drum and Dance Performances @ Haverford College @ Haverford College Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium
Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm
Tamagawa University’s famous Taiko Drum and Dance group are back in Philadelphia for a week of one-of-a-kind performances.  With drums that will make your heart skip, dazzling costumes, and entrancing choreography, these performances are perfect for all ages.
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Film: Tenshin (2013) 7:00 pm
Film: Tenshin (2013) @ University of Pennsylvania
Apr 11 @ 7:00 pm
Tenshin is the story of the 19th-century artist and scholar, Kakuzo Okakura. An influential Meiji era figure, Okakura, struggled to bring  Japanese and Asian artistic sensibilities into the broader world. Starring Ken Aoki, Shido Nakamura, and Naoto Takenaka, this biopic tells an exciting tale of Japanese art and culture in a rapidly changing world.
Tamagawa University Taiko Drum and Dance Performances @ West Chester University 7:30 pm
Tamagawa University Taiko Drum and Dance Performances @ West Chester University @ West Chester University, Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall at Philips Memorial Hall Building
Apr 11 @ 7:30 pm
Tamagawa University’s famous Taiko Drum and Dance group are back in Philadelphia for a week of one-of-a-kind performances.  With drums that will make your heart skip, dazzling costumes, and entrancing choreography, these performances are perfect for all ages.
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Amateur Sushi Making Contest 6:30 pm
Amateur Sushi Making Contest @ Tokio HeadHouse
Apr 12 @ 6:30 pm
Amateur Sushi Making Contest @ Tokio HeadHouse | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Do you think you have what it takes to make Philadelphia’s best original sushi creation? If so, sign up today. Place in the top three and you’ll receive a prize from Philadelphia sushi royalty. Observers can sample appetizers and sushi. Hosted by Madame Saito, Philadelphia’s Queen of Sushi.
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Kaiseki Dinner Presented By Margaret Kuo 7:00 pm
Kaiseki Dinner Presented By Margaret Kuo @ Margaret Kuo’s Wayne
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm
Kaiseki Dinner Presented By Margaret Kuo @ Margaret Kuo’s Wayne | Wayne | Pennsylvania | United States
Join Margaret Kuo’s Wayne for a fabulous evening of fine cuisine in the Japanese-style Akari Room. Enjoy a multi-course meal of exquisite washoku favorites in the kaiseki style with explanations as well as a demonstration of tea ceremony. Includes welcome sake toast. A special, seasonal experience not to be missed.
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2018 Cherry Blossom 10K 6:30 am
2018 Cherry Blossom 10K @ Horticulture Center
Apr 14 @ 6:30 am – 10:00 am
2018 Cherry Blossom 10K @ Horticulture Center | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
What better way to “spring” into cherry blossom season than with a run (or walk) beneath the trees? Take in great views of Memorial Hall and Shofuso Japanese House and Garden as you run through Fairmount Park’s historic Centennial District on 10K and 5K courses. All participants receive a free admission pass to Shofuso.
Cherry Blossom 10K & 5K 7:30 am
Cherry Blossom 10K & 5K @ Horticulture Center, West Fairmount Park
Apr 14 @ 7:30 am
Cherry Blossom 10K & 5K @ Horticulture Center, West Fairmount Park | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
What better way to “spring” into cherry blossom season than with a run (or walk) beneath the trees? Take in great views of Memorial Hall and Shofuso as you run through Fairmount Park’s historic Centennial District on 10K and 5K courses. All participants receive a free admission pass to Shofuso.
Events at Morris Arboretum 10:00 am
Events at Morris Arboretum @ Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Come to scenic Morris Arboretum for a celebration of Japanese culture. On both April 7 and April 14, the famed garden will offer guided tours of both the many flowering trees and the Japanese garden elements, as well as performances by Philadelphia’s community taiko group, Kyo Daiko. On April 7, guests can take in a kenjutsu Japanese sword demonstration from River of Life Martial Arts & Wellness Center and a ryurei-style tea ceremony – a 19th-century table-based version devised to accommodate Westerners. On April 14, guests can take in a Continue reading →
Nodate Tea Ceremony 1:00 pm
Nodate Tea Ceremony @ Shofuso
Apr 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Nodate Tea Ceremony @ Shofuso | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Unlike typical tea ceremonies, the nodate style is done in open air, incorporating natural scenery into the ritual. This special tea will be held on the veranda at Shofuso under the weeping cherry tree.  Drink a bowl of matcha green tea and taste a seasonal sweet. Space is limited and advanced registration is required.
Nodate Tea Ceremony 2:30 pm
Nodate Tea Ceremony @ Shofuso
Apr 14 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Nodate Tea Ceremony @ Shofuso
Unlike typical tea ceremonies, the nodate style is done in open air, incorporating natural scenery into the ritual. This special tea will be held on the veranda at Shofuso under the weeping cherry tree.  Drink a bowl of matcha green tea and taste a seasonal sweet. Space is limited and advanced registration is required.
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Sakura Sunday 10:00 am
Sakura Sunday @ Horticulture Center, West Fairmount Park
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sakura Sunday @ Horticulture Center, West Fairmount Park
Celebrate traditional and contemporary Japan under the cherry blossoms in Fairmount Park. Sakura Sunday is an all-day celebration of Japanese culture, from live music, dance, and martial arts performances to fashion shows, arts and crafts, karaoke, and much more. Sakura Sunday is held at West Fairmount Park’s Horticulture Center, home to hundreds of blooming cherry trees – including two from 1926.  Bring family, friends, pets, and a picnic and enjoy a beautiful day of arts and culture beneath the blossoms! Featured Events: Tamagawa University Taiko Drum and Dance Troupe Subaru Continue reading →
Sakura Sunday 2018 10:00 am
Sakura Sunday 2018 @ Horticulture Center, Fairmount Park
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sakura Sunday 2018 @ Horticulture Center, Fairmount Park | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Celebrate traditional and contemporary Japan under the cherry blossoms in Fairmount Park. Sakura Sunday is an all-day celebration of all things Japanese, from live music, dance, and martial arts performances to fashion shows, arts and crafts, karaoke, and much more. Sakura Sunday is held at Fairmount Park’s Horticulture Center, home to hundreds of blooming cherry trees – including two from 1926. Bring family, friends, pets, and a picnic and enjoy a beautiful day of arts and culture beneath the blossoms! Featured Events: Tamagawa University Taiko Drum and Dance Troupe Subaru Continue reading →
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Tamagawa University Taiko Drum and Dance Performances @ Swarthmore College 7:30 pm
Tamagawa University Taiko Drum and Dance Performances @ Swarthmore College @ Swarthmore College, Lang Concert Hall
Apr 16 @ 7:30 pm
Tamagawa University’s famous Taiko Drum and Dance group are back in Philadelphia for a week of one-of-a-kind performances.  With drums that will make your heart skip, dazzling costumes, and entrancing choreography, these performances are perfect for all ages.
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Haru Matsuri (Spring Festival) 11:00 am
Haru Matsuri (Spring Festival) @ Maido! A Marketplace of Japan
Apr 21 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join Maido! for a taste of Japan at their annual Haru Matsuri (Spring Festival). As the cherry blossoms bloom and spring fills the air, celebrate this beautiful time of year with free samples of delicious Japanese food and snacks. Don’t miss it!  
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Taiko Taster: Taiko Drumming Workshop 4:00 pm
Taiko Taster: Taiko Drumming Workshop @ Defensive Arts Center at the Greenbriar Club Apartments Complex
Apr 22 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Taiko Taster: Taiko Drumming Workshop @ Defensive Arts Center at the Greenbriar Club Apartments Complex | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Try taiko drumming at this beginner’s workshop with Kyo Daiko, Philadelphia’s community taiko drumming group! No experience required. Open to adults and kids ages 12 & up
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