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Opening Weekend 11:00 am
Opening Weekend @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Apr 1 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Opening Weekend @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Kick off the Cherry Blossom festivities with a visit to Shofuso! The Japanese House and Garden reopens after a long cold winter with spring blossoms, budding trees, and our beloved koi. Shofuso is open to the public April through October. www.japanesehouse.org
Sushi Making Classes 6:30 pm
Sushi Making Classes @ The HeadHouse
Apr 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Sushi Making Classes @ The HeadHouse
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 craft delicacies at home, these classes are the first step on the road to maki mastery. For more information or to sign up for a class, contact Madame Saito. Completing a class makes you eligible for the Amateur Sushi Competition (April 6) and/or the Subaru Sushi Samurai of the Year Contest at Sakura Sunday (April 9).
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Opening Weekend 11:00 am
Opening Weekend @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Apr 2 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Opening Weekend @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Kick off the Cherry Blossom festivities with a visit to Shofuso! The Japanese House and Garden reopens after a long cold winter with spring blossoms, budding trees, and our beloved koi. Shofuso is open to the public April through October. www.japanesehouse.org
Sushi Making Classes 6:30 pm
Sushi Making Classes @ The HeadHouse
Apr 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Sushi Making Classes @ The HeadHouse
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 craft delicacies at home, these classes are the first step on the road to maki mastery. For more information or to sign up for a class, contact Madame Saito. Completing a class makes you eligible for the Amateur Sushi Competition (April 6) and/or the Subaru Sushi Samurai of the Year Contest at Sakura Sunday (April 9).
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Japanese Culture Week: Origami & Ikebana 12:00 pm
Japanese Culture Week: Origami & Ikebana @ Liberty Place Rotunda
Apr 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Japanese Culture Week: Origami & Ikebana @ Liberty Place Rotunda
Stop by the Liberty Place Rotunda to learn more about Japanese culture at our daily demonstrations. Watch a game of shogi, listen to traditional Japanese stories, try on a kimono and more.   Part of Japanese Culture Week Monday, April 3 – Friday, April 7, 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Sushi Making Classes 6:30 pm
Sushi Making Classes @ The HeadHouse
Apr 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Sushi Making Classes @ The HeadHouse
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 craft delicacies at home, these classes are the first step on the road to maki mastery. For more information or to sign up for a class, contact Madame Saito. Completing a class makes you eligible for the Amateur Sushi Competition (April 6) and/or the Subaru Sushi Samurai of the Year Contest at Sakura Sunday (April 9).
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Japanese Culture Week: Nihon Buyo Dance Demo 12:00 pm
Japanese Culture Week: Nihon Buyo Dance Demo @ Liberty Place Rotunda
Apr 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Japanese Culture Week: Nihon Buyo Dance Demo @ Liberty Place Rotunda
Stop by the Liberty Place Rotunda to learn more about Japanese culture at our daily demonstrations. Watch a game of shogi, listen to traditional Japanese stories, try on a kimono and more.   Part of Japanese Culture Week Monday, April 3 – Friday, April 7, 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Sushi Making Classes 6:30 pm
Sushi Making Classes @ The HeadHouse
Apr 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Sushi Making Classes @ The HeadHouse
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 craft delicacies at home, these classes are the first step on the road to maki mastery. For more information or to sign up for a class, contact Madame Saito. Completing a class makes you eligible for the Amateur Sushi Competition (April 6) and/or the Subaru Sushi Samurai of the Year Contest at Sakura Sunday (April 9).
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Japanese Culture Week: Kimono Dressing 12:00 pm
Japanese Culture Week: Kimono Dressing @ Liberty Place Rotunda
Apr 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Japanese Culture Week: Kimono Dressing @ Liberty Place Rotunda
Stop by the Liberty Place Rotunda to learn more about Japanese culture at our daily demonstrations. Watch a game of shogi, listen to traditional Japanese stories, and try on a kimono. Part of Japanese Culture Week Monday, April 3 – Friday, April 7, 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Film: 5 Centimeters per Second 6:30 pm
Film: 5 Centimeters per Second @ University of Pennsylvania
Apr 5 @ 6:30 pm
Film: 5 Centimeters per Second @ University of Pennsylvania
This film follows the lives of Tanaki and Akari, two elementary school friends, as they struggle to keep their friendship alive over time, distance, and adult responsibilities. When Takaki finds out he is moving further away, he decides to visit Akari one last time. Shown in Japanese with English subtitles.  
Sushi Making Classes 6:30 pm
Sushi Making Classes @ The HeadHouse
Apr 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Sushi Making Classes @ The HeadHouse
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 craft delicacies at home, these classes are the first step on the road to maki mastery. For more information or to sign up for a class, contact Madame Saito. Completing a class makes you eligible for the Amateur Sushi Competition (April 6) and/or the Subaru Sushi Samurai of the Year Contest at Sakura Sunday (April 9).
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Japanese Culture Week: Kamishibai Storytelling 12:00 pm
Japanese Culture Week: Kamishibai Storytelling @ Liberty Place Rotunda
Apr 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Japanese Culture Week: Kamishibai Storytelling @ Liberty Place Rotunda
  Stop by the Liberty Place Rotunda to learn more about Japanese culture at our daily demonstrations. Watch a game of shogi, listen to traditional Japanese stories, try on a kimono and more. Part of Japanese Culture Week Monday, April 3 – Friday, April 7, 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Members Night at Shofuso 4:00 pm
Members Night at Shofuso @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Apr 6 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Members Night at Shofuso @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Free for Members JASGP Members enjoy Members only evenings at Shofuso on the First Thursday of every month, April through October, rain or shine. Join us in April to celebrate the opening of Shofuso’s 2017 season and the 2017 Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival with a light reception. Not a JASGP member yet? Join at japanphilly.org today! www.japanesehouse.org
Amateur Sushi Making Contest 6:30 pm
Amateur Sushi Making Contest @ The HeadHouse
Apr 6 @ 6:30 pm
Amateur Sushi Making Contest @ The HeadHouse
Contestants $100 / Guests $35 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. For those who’d prefer to watch people play with their food, The HeadHouse will serve tastings of izakaya appetizers and sushi. Sake, wine and craft beers are half price. Hosted by Madame Saito, Philadelphia’s Queen of Sushi. Contestant admission includes one class and materials.
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Japanese Culture Week: Shogi & Go 12:00 pm
Japanese Culture Week: Shogi & Go @ Liberty Place Rotunda
Apr 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Japanese Culture Week: Shogi & Go @ Liberty Place Rotunda
Stop by the Liberty Place Rotunda to learn more about Japanese culture at our daily demonstrations. Watch a game of shogi, listen to traditional Japanese stories, try on a kimono and more.     Part of Japanese Culture Week Monday, April 3 – Friday, April 7, 12:00 – 1:00 PM
World in a Teacup: Matcha Introduction and Tasting 12:00 pm
World in a Teacup: Matcha Introduction and Tasting @ Rikumo
Apr 7 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Rikumo celebrates the unveiling of Morihata Matcha, their new private label matcha collection! We’ll be hosting four 1-hour matcha workshops throughout the day at the Rikumo concept store. Though the focus will not be on the formal tea ceremony, this special workshop will cover everything you need to know to bring your love of matcha to the next level. You’ll get a chance to sample three different varieties of our new ceremonial-grade matchas, made especially for us in the lush tea farms of Uji, Japan, while enjoying a selection of complementary snacks. … Continue reading →
Kaiseki Dinner 7:00 pm
Kaiseki Dinner @ Margaret Kuo’s Wayne
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm
Kaiseki Dinner @ Margaret Kuo’s Wayne
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 ikebana flower arrangement. (610) 688-7200
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Cherry Blossom 10K & 5K 6:30 am
Cherry Blossom 10K & 5K @ Horticulture Center, Fairmount Park
Apr 8 @ 6:30 am – 10:30 am
Cherry Blossom 10K & 5K @ Horticulture Center, Fairmount Park
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 race T-shirt, a gift certificate to Philadelphia Runner, and free admission to Shofuso. Prices Registration opens 6:30 AM, race starts at 7:30 AM 5K – $20 JASGP member / $25 non-member / $30 on-site 10K – $25 JASGP member / $30 … Continue reading →
Nodate Tea Ceremony 1:00 pm
Nodate Tea Ceremony @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Apr 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Nodate Tea Ceremony @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Please note: the 1-2 PM ceremony is sold out. Please visit this link to purchase tickets for the 2:30 – 3:30 PM ceremony. Take part in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony on Shofuso’s veranda under the weeping cherry tree. Drink a bowl of matcha green tea and taste a seasonal sweet. Please note, space is limited and advance registration is required.     The Nodate Tea Ceremony will take place at Shofuso from 1:00 – 2:00 PM & 2:30 – 3:30 PM $30 for JASGP members / $35 for non-members
Taiko Taster: Taiko Drumming Workshop 4:00 pm
Taiko Taster: Taiko Drumming Workshop @ Defensive Arts Center at the Greenbriar Club Apartments Complex
Apr 8 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Taiko Taster: Taiko Drumming Workshop @ Defensive Arts Center at the Greenbriar Club Apartments Complex
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 and up.   www.kyodaiko.com
Sakura Under the Stars 6:00 pm
Sakura Under the Stars @ Union Trust
Apr 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sakura Under the Stars @ Union Trust
Join the brightest stars of the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival for an evening of enchantment. Celebrate the sakura season in style at Union Trust, one of Philadelphia’s premiere venues. Featuring hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, this evening promises to be one of the highlights of the festival. Don your best cocktail attire and join us as we commemorate another beautiful spring. 267-348-0250 www.subarucherryblossom.org/stars JASGP members $100 / Non-members $120
Film: Flashback Memories 7:00 pm
Film: Flashback Memories @ Fleisher Art Memorial
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm
Film: Flashback Memories @ Fleisher Art Memorial
Flashback Memories is about the past, present, and future of GOMA, a famous Japanese didgeridoo artist. Following a traumatic car crash, GOMA was left without memories of his beloved instrument. This documentary chronicles his rehabilitation and his relationship with his family as he recovers from the traumatic injury. www.fleisher.org
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Sakura Sunday 10:00 am
Sakura Sunday @ Horticulture Center, Fairmount Park
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sakura Sunday @ Horticulture Center, Fairmount Park
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: Admission to Shofuso Japanese House and … Continue reading →
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Osamu Tezuka, Astro Boy, and the Manga/Anime Revolution 1:00 pm
Osamu Tezuka, Astro Boy, and the Manga/Anime Revolution @ University of Pennsylvania, 402 Cohen Hall
Apr 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Osamu Tezuka, Astro Boy, and the Manga/Anime Revolution @ University of Pennsylvania, 402 Cohen Hall | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
In Japan, Osamu Tezuka is known as the manga no kami-sama, or the “God of Manga.” In a heavily illustrated talk, translator, interpreter, award-winning writer Frederik L. Schodt will focus on Tezuka’s Tetsuwan Atomu (known as “Astro Boy” in the United States). In doing so, he will also discuss Tezuka’s role in the development of Japan’s enormous modern manga and anime industries.
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“Professor Risley, The Imperial Japanese Troupe, and Philadelphia ” 5:00 pm
“Professor Risley, The Imperial Japanese Troupe, and Philadelphia ” @ University of Pennsylvania
Apr 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Penn Forum on Japan Colloquium “Professor Risley, The Imperial Japanese Troupe, and Philadelphia ” Frederik L. Schodt, Translator, interpreter, award-winning writer Lecture with reception to follow “Professor Risley” was the stage name of Richard Risley Carlisle, an extraordinary 19th century acrobat and impresario who considered himself a Philadelphian. In 1863 the globe-trotting Risley introduced Western-style circus into Japan. He also introduced Japanese to ice cream. In 1867, Risley brought one of the first groups of Japanese performers to America and Europe, touring major cities including Philadelphia. It was the first … Continue reading →
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