text: seven walking tours through historic Philadelphia

Japanese House (Shofuso)

Japanese house

We end at the Japanese House. This charming house, serenely situated, was first on display in the garden of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Later it was transferred to the park and given its proper setting. It is a reconstruction of a 17th century Japanese scholar's house, teahouse, and garden. The garden is enhanced by a pool and waterfall. The teahouse is a quiet spot in the park, ideal for reflection.

Fairmount Park