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Exploring The Shofuso Japanese House :: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania :: © 2004 Patrick Esmonde
Exploring The Shofuso Japanese House
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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.