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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 →
Sake Garden at Shofuso 1:00 pm
Sake Garden at Shofuso @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Apr 7 @ 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Sake Garden, a pop-up beer garden presented by Parks on Tap, is Philadelphia’s take on the Japanese tradition of cherry blossom picnics. Enjoy beer, cocktails, and Asian fusion fare beneath the trees in Fairmount Park. For all hours, visit subarucherryblossom.org/sakegarden.
Sake Garden at Shofuso 1:00 pm
Sake Garden at Shofuso @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Apr 7 @ 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Sake Garden, a pop-up beer garden presented by Parks on Tap, is Philadelphia’s take on the Japanese tradition of cherry blossom picnics. Enjoy beer, cocktails, and Asian fusion fare beneath the trees in Fairmount Park. For all hours, visit subarucherryblossom.org/sakegarden.
Sushi Making Classes 6:30 pm
Sushi Making Classes @ Tokio HeadHouse
Apr 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Learn Japan’s most famous culinary art form with Philadelphia’s Queen of Sushi, Madame Saito. Whether you plan to compete in the Amateur Sushi Competition or just wow your friends and family at home, these classes are the first step on the road to maki mastery. Complete a class to be eligible for the Amateur Sushi Competition (April 12) and/or the Subaru Sushi Samurai of the Year Contest at Sakura Sunday (April 15).
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Sake Garden at Shofuso 1:00 pm
Sake Garden at Shofuso @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Apr 8 @ 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Sake Garden, a pop-up beer garden presented by Parks on Tap, is Philadelphia’s take on the Japanese tradition of cherry blossom picnics. Enjoy beer, cocktails, and Asian fusion fare beneath the trees in Fairmount Park. For all hours, visit subarucherryblossom.org/sakegarden.
Kabuki Taster 1:30 pm
Kabuki Taster @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Apr 8 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Get an introductory classical Japanese dance lesson for anyone from 10 to 80. Meet our instructor, Fujima Nishiki-no and see a demonstration of male and female-style dance. Then we’ll put on yukata, learn to walk, and how to open a fan. We’ll begin to learn a very simple, beginning dance that can be continued in the next lesson. No previous dance experience is necessary. The demo will be at 5pm. 
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.
Kabuki Demo 5:00 pm
Kabuki Demo @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Apr 8 @ 5:00 pm
Get an introductory classical Japanese dance lesson for anyone from 10 to 80. Meet our instructor, Fujima Nishiki-no and see a demonstration of male and female-style dance. Then we’ll put on yukata, learn to walk, and how to open a fan. We’ll begin to learn a very simple, beginning dance that can be continued in the next lesson. No previous dance experience is necessary. The demo will be at 5pm. 
Sushi Making Classes 6:30 pm
Sushi Making Classes @ Tokio HeadHouse
Apr 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Learn Japan’s most famous culinary art form with Philadelphia’s Queen of Sushi, Madame Saito. Whether you plan to compete in the Amateur Sushi Competition or just wow your friends and family at home, these classes are the first step on the road to maki mastery. Complete a class to be eligible for the Amateur Sushi Competition (April 12) and/or the Subaru Sushi Samurai of the Year Contest at Sakura Sunday (April 15).
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Sakura Crafty Story Circle 10:30 am
Sakura Crafty Story Circle @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Apr 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Children and their adult friends can participate in a reading of Under the Cherry Blossom Tree by Allen Say on the veranda followed by an age-appropriate craft.
Sakura Crafty Story Circle 11:30 am
Sakura Crafty Story Circle @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Apr 9 @ 11:30 am – 12:15 pm
Children and their adult friends can participate in a reading of Under the Cherry Blossom Tree by Allen Say on the veranda followed by an age-appropriate craft.
Sake Garden at Shofuso 5:00 pm
Sake Garden at Shofuso @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Apr 9 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Sake Garden, a pop-up beer garden presented by Parks on Tap, is Philadelphia’s take on the Japanese tradition of cherry blossom picnics. Enjoy beer, cocktails, and Asian fusion fare beneath the trees in Fairmount Park. For all hours, visit subarucherryblossom.org/sakegarden.
Sakura Origami 5:00 pm
Sakura Origami @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Apr 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Be inspired by the flowering trees in our garden and learn to fold a variety of origami sakura. Make a single flower or use your folded pieces in a collage.
Sushi Making Classes 6:30 pm
Sushi Making Classes @ Tokio HeadHouse
Apr 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Learn Japan’s most famous culinary art form with Philadelphia’s Queen of Sushi, Madame Saito. Whether you plan to compete in the Amateur Sushi Competition or just wow your friends and family at home, these classes are the first step on the road to maki mastery. Complete a class to be eligible for the Amateur Sushi Competition (April 12) and/or the Subaru Sushi Samurai of the Year Contest at Sakura Sunday (April 15).
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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Kimono Dressing 12:00 pm
Kimono Dressing @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Apr 10 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Learn about the different styles of kimono and traditional accessories with Fumiyo Batta. Visitors can watch or be part of the program by volunteering to be dressed.
Sake Garden at Shofuso 5:00 pm
Sake Garden at Shofuso @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Apr 10 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Sake Garden, a pop-up beer garden presented by Parks on Tap, is Philadelphia’s take on the Japanese tradition of cherry blossom picnics. Enjoy beer, cocktails, and Asian fusion fare beneath the trees in Fairmount Park. For all hours, visit subarucherryblossom.org/sakegarden.
Sushi Making Classes 6:30 pm
Sushi Making Classes @ Tokio HeadHouse
Apr 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Learn Japan’s most famous culinary art form with Philadelphia’s Queen of Sushi, Madame Saito. Whether you plan to compete in the Amateur Sushi Competition or just wow your friends and family at home, these classes are the first step on the road to maki mastery. Complete a class to be eligible for the Amateur Sushi Competition (April 12) and/or the Subaru Sushi Samurai of the Year Contest at Sakura Sunday (April 15).
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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Garden Explorations Tours 11:00 am
Garden Explorations Tours @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Apr 11 @ 11:00 am
Spend the day exploring Shofuso’s garden from different perspectives. Join our head gardener on a behind the scenes tour of our three garden styles or grab a drawing board and prepared supplies to sketch the blooms. Artists are welcome to bring their own supplies (easel, small stools and dry materials are acceptable).
Garden Explorations Tours and Sketching 11:00 am
Garden Explorations Tours and Sketching @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Apr 11 @ 11:00 am – 6:30 pm
Spend the day exploring Shofuso’s garden from different perspectives. Join our head gardener on a behind the scenes tour of our three garden styles or grab a drawing board and prepared supplies to sketch the blooms. Artists are welcome to bring their own supplies (easel, small stools and dry materials are acceptable).
Garden Explorations Tours 1:00 pm
Garden Explorations Tours @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Apr 11 @ 1:00 pm
Spend the day exploring Shofuso’s garden from different perspectives. Join our head gardener on a behind the scenes tour of our three garden styles or grab a drawing board and prepared supplies to sketch the blooms. Artists are welcome to bring their own supplies (easel, small stools and dry materials are acceptable).
Garden Explorations Tours 3:00 pm
Garden Explorations Tours @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Apr 11 @ 3:00 pm
Spend the day exploring Shofuso’s garden from different perspectives. Join our head gardener on a behind the scenes tour of our three garden styles or grab a drawing board and prepared supplies to sketch the blooms. Artists are welcome to bring their own supplies (easel, small stools and dry materials are acceptable).
Sake Garden at Shofuso 5:00 pm
Sake Garden at Shofuso @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Apr 11 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Sake Garden, a pop-up beer garden presented by Parks on Tap, is Philadelphia’s take on the Japanese tradition of cherry blossom picnics. Enjoy beer, cocktails, and Asian fusion fare beneath the trees in Fairmount Park. For all hours, visit subarucherryblossom.org/sakegarden.
Sushi Making Classes 6:30 pm
Sushi Making Classes @ Tokio HeadHouse
Apr 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Learn Japan’s most famous culinary art form with Philadelphia’s Queen of Sushi, Madame Saito. Whether you plan to compete in the Amateur Sushi Competition or just wow your friends and family at home, these classes are the first step on the road to maki mastery. Complete a class to be eligible for the Amateur Sushi Competition (April 12) and/or the Subaru Sushi Samurai of the Year Contest at Sakura Sunday (April 15).
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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Sake Garden at Shofuso 5:00 pm
Sake Garden at Shofuso @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Apr 12 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Sake Garden, a pop-up beer garden presented by Parks on Tap, is Philadelphia’s take on the Japanese tradition of cherry blossom picnics. Enjoy beer, cocktails, and Asian fusion fare beneath the trees in Fairmount Park. For all hours, visit subarucherryblossom.org/sakegarden.
Shogi and Japanese Games 6:00 pm
Shogi and Japanese Games @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Learn to play shogi, a Japanese strategy game similar to chess. Guides will be on hand to teach you the basics. Stop by our games table to learn and try other traditional Japanese games.
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.
Amateur Sushi Making Contest 6:30 pm
Amateur Sushi Making Contest @ Tokio HeadHouse
Apr 12 @ 6:30 pm
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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Sake Garden at Shofuso 5:00 pm
Sake Garden at Shofuso @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Apr 13 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Sake Garden, a pop-up beer garden presented by Parks on Tap, is Philadelphia’s take on the Japanese tradition of cherry blossom picnics. Enjoy beer, cocktails, and Asian fusion fare beneath the trees in Fairmount Park. For all hours, visit subarucherryblossom.org/sakegarden.
Manga Pins 6:00 pm
Manga Pins @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Apr 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Feeling inspired to express your creative side? Visit our all ages crafting corner to make your own manga inspired pin to wear!
Taiko Performances 6:15 pm
Taiko Performances @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Apr 13 @ 6:15 pm
Kyo Daiko, a Philadelphia-based taiko group, will be performing in the sake garden throughout the evening. Grab a drink and enjoy the infectious beat of the drums!
Taiko Performances 6:45 pm
Taiko Performances @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Apr 13 @ 6:45 pm
Kyo Daiko, a Philadelphia-based taiko group, will be performing in the sake garden throughout the evening. Grab a drink and enjoy the infectious beat of the drums!
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.
Taiko Performances 7:15 pm
Taiko Performances @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Apr 13 @ 7:15 pm
Kyo Daiko, a Philadelphia-based taiko group, will be performing in the sake garden throughout the evening. Grab a drink and enjoy the infectious beat of the drums!
Taiko Performances 7:45 pm
Taiko Performances @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Apr 13 @ 7:45 pm
Kyo Daiko, a Philadelphia-based taiko group, will be performing in the sake garden throughout the evening. Grab a drink and enjoy the infectious beat of the drums!
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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.
Sake Garden at Shofuso 1:00 pm
Sake Garden at Shofuso @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Apr 14 @ 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Sake Garden, a pop-up beer garden presented by Parks on Tap, is Philadelphia’s take on the Japanese tradition of cherry blossom picnics. Enjoy beer, cocktails, and Asian fusion fare beneath the trees in Fairmount Park. For all hours, visit subarucherryblossom.org/sakegarden.
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 – 6:00 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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