ESMONDE PHOTOGRAPHY
Shofuso Japanese House Flowers :: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania :: © 2004 Patrick Esmonde
Shofuso Japanese House Flowers
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

In a small corner of the house, I found this vase of flowers quietly sitting there waiting to be seen. Very much in the Ikebana style, the delicate beauty of this arrangement really caught my eye. Simple beauty, one of my main quests in life. The Japanese House and Garden (Shofuso) is one of the most notable and unusual attractions in Philadelphia. This shoin-zukuri (desk-centered) house, built in 16th century style, is located on the grounds of the Horticultural Center in the West Philadelphia section of Fairmount Park. The perfectly proportioned architecture of the main structure and adjoining tea house is enhanced by an ornamental garden and picturesque pond.