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West Philadelphia: A Place to Learn About Japanese Culture

West Philadelphia: A Place to Learn About Japanese Culture

Derek Finn is the associate director of Shofuso Japanese House and Garden. He started at Shofuso in 2010 after earning his bachelor’s degree in East Asian studies from the University of Pennsylvania. His passion for Japanese culture kept him at Shofuso, where he started as a visitor service assistant and worked his way up to […]

 By Rachel M. Stumpo and Sandy Tran

Wynnefield: Japanese House Welcomes New Addition

Wynnefield: Japanese House Welcomes New Addition

What once was a bathroom is now a facility for learning. A sake-barrel breaking ceremony this weekend announced the reopening of Fairmount’s Japanese house and garden, Shofuso House, and the inauguration of its new building, the Sakura Pavilion. In 2010, the city set out to renovate two brick buildings left over from the 1876 Centennial […]