Venue RentalAttendees: 1-75 | $1,000 Per Event
Shofuso is available to rent for private events and wedding ceremonies and receptions. The rental fee is $1,000 for two hours. Additional hours can be rented at a rate of $500/hour. You can add a la carte options onto the rental: - A koto (Japanese floor harp) player for two hours is a fee of $300 - A private tea ceremony for up to 3 people costs $400 We have a list of preferred vendors, however we allow any vendor of your choice to work at our site provided they follow the house rules.
Shofuso Japanese House and Garden is a traditional-style Japanese house and nationally-ranked garden in Philadelphia’s West Fairmount Park that reflects the history of Japanese culture in Philadelphia, from the 1876 Centennial Exposition to the installation of its contemporary paintings in 2007. Shofuso was built in Japan in 1953 using traditional techniques and materials and exhibited in the courtyard at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. It was moved to Philadelphia in 1958, to the site of several previous Japanese structures dating to the 1876 Centennial Exposition. In 2007, internationally renowned artist Hiroshi Senju, inspired by our waterfall, donated 20 murals to Shofuso. A viewing garden with koi pond and island, a tea garden, and a courtyard garden comprise the 17th century-style Japanese walled and fenced garden of this historic site and museum.
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