Events related to Japan!
❏ Shofuso Japan House and Garden Event
1/31 Thurs. 5:00-7:00 p.m. Global Connect
Join entrepreneurial, creative and tech young professional international business leaders from the tri-state area to meet-up for an evening of networking and ideas sharing. This event is sponsored by the British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia.
❏ “A Teahouse for Philadelphia”
New exhibition at Philadelphia Museum of Art, Daily
The teahouse named Sunkaraku, which stands in the Japanese garden gallery (244)in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, was built one hundred years ago in Tokyo as a private setting for the practice of the tea ceremony. The ritual drinking of tea in Japan has its roots in the Zen Buddhist temples, where it served as a stimulant for the monks to keep alert during long hours of meditation. Each tea gathering is a unique event. The Japanese phrase used to describe this is “ichigo ichie” (each meeting, only once.) The art and utensils the host chooses for a particular occasion are dictated by the guests, the season, and perhaps a special event such as New Year’s celebrations. This exhibiton features tea utensils from the collection, including the complete tea set sent with the Sunkaraku in 1928.
Place: Philadelphia Museum of Art Japanese Galleries (2nd Floor)