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November 2016

Robiraki-The Opening of Sunken Hearth

November 13, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Horticultural Center, 100 N. Horticultural Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19131 United States
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$55

We'll be hosting a celebration of the beginning of Ro (sunken hearth) season! If joining, please contact us via email. 炉開きを以下の通り開催します。参加ご希望の方はemailにてご連絡ください。 Sunday, November 13 11 a.m. (one sitting) Horticultural Center, Dixon Meeting Room Suggested donation: $45 members / $55 non-members Koicha, usucha, and okashi will be served

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January 2018

Hatsugama 2018 (10 AM)

January 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cliveden Manor, 6401 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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Please join us for the 2018 Hatsugama (new year's tea ceremony) celebration on Jan. 14 (Sun).  There are two sittings: 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on the same day. The gathering will include a charcoal arrangement (sumi), a meal featuring traditional New Year's food, thick tea (koicha) and thin tea (usucha). Please note that space is limited at each sitting! Dress code: Formal (Western dress clothes or kimono) Requested donation: $60 members / $75 nonmembers Please RSVP or purchase the ticket at the online store no later than Jan 4., 2018! http://phillytea.org/online-store/

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Hatsugama 2018 (2PM)

January 14 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cliveden Manor, 6401 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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Please join us for the 2018 Hatsugama (new year’s tea ceremony) celebration on Jan. 14 (Sun). There are two sittings: 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on the same day. The gathering will include a charcoal arrangement (sumi), a meal featuring traditional New Year’s food, thick tea (koicha) and thin tea (usucha). Please note that space is limited at each sitting! Dress code: Formal (Western dress clothes or kimono) Requested donation: $60 members / $75 nonmembers Please RSVP or purchase the ticket at our online store no later than January 4, 2018!   

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April 2018

Cherry Blossom Tea Ceremony (Nodate) 1 pm

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, Lansdowne Drive & Horticultural Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19131 United States
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$35

We start our 2018 monthly tea ceremony demonstration under a cherry blossom! Guests will be served a bowl of matcha (green tea) and a seasonal sweet. The April demonstration will be done in the Nodate style, tea ceremony for outside setting. Tickets can be purchased from Shofuso's website, please click here.  

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Cherry Blossom Tea Ceremony (Nodate) 2:30 pm

April 14 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, Lansdowne Drive & Horticultural Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19131 United States
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$35

We start our 2018 monthly tea ceremony demonstration under a cherry blossom! Guests will be served a bowl of matcha (green tea) and a seasonal sweet. The April demonstration will be done in the Nodate style, tea ceremony for outside setting. Tickets can be purchased from Shofuso's website, please click here.

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Sakura Sunday Tea Demonstration

April 15
Sakura Pavilion, 100 N. Horticultural Dr.
Philadelphia, PA 19131 United States
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$5

On April 15 during the Sakura Sunday festival in Fairmount Park, we will be at the Sakura Pavilion (on the east end of the Horticultural Center building) demonstrating at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. Demonstrations are free to watch, but for a $5 donation we will also serve you tea and sweets. Please come join us for a bowl of tea!

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May 2018

Spring Beginner’s Classes

May 5 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, Lansdowne Drive & Horticultural Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19131 United States
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$100

Want to learn Japanese tea ceremony? Beginner’s lessons in this uniquely Japanese art begin on May 5 at Shofuso, the Japanese House and Garden in Fairmount Park. Lessons consist of weekly, hands-on instruction in all aspects of tea ceremony, including tea preparation, movement skills, etiquette, and tea culture. Introductory sessions consist of four weekly lessons; at the end of eight to twelve lessons, students will be able to do a basic tea ceremony from beginning to end. The $100 fee covers four weekly lessons (approximately two hours per lesson). For registration, click here.   

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Mother’s Day Tea Ceremony: 1 pm

May 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, Lansdowne Drive & Horticultural Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19131 United States
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$35

Our May tea ceremony demonstration at Shofuso is for Mother's day! Guests will be served a bowl of matcha –green tea– and a seasonal sweet. Please visit Shofuso website for tickets! Tickets are available here. Click

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Mother’s Day Tea Ceremony 2:30 pm

May 13 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, Lansdowne Drive & Horticultural Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19131 United States
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$35

Our May tea ceremony demonstration at Shofuso is for Mother's day! Guests will be served a bowl of matcha –green tea– and a seasonal sweet. Please visit Shofuso website for tickets! Tickets are available here. Click

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June 2018

Father’s Day Tea Ceremony 1 pm

June 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, Lansdowne Drive & Horticultural Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19131 United States
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$30

Our June tea ceremony demonstration at Shofuso is, after Mother's day in May, of course, for Father's Day! Guests will be served a bowl of matcha –green tea– and a seasonal sweet. Please visit Shofuso website for tickets! Tickets are available here. Click

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