Shofuso Japanese House and Garden

traditional garden in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia

Shofuso (Pine Breeze Villa), (Japanese: :松風荘) is a Japanese house in West Fairmount Park in Philadelphia. The house is 17th century style. The house was a gift from Japan to Americans in 1953.[1] The Centennial Exposition of 1876 happened there.[2]

Japanese House
Shofuso Spring.jpg
Bright blue sky over the Japanese House.
Alternative namesShofuso
General information
Architectural styleShoin-Zukuri (17th Century)
AddressHorticultural and Lansdowne Drs. West Fairmount Park
Town or cityPhiladelphia
CountryUnited States
Coordinates39°58′53″N 75°12′47″W / 39.9814°N 75.213°W / 39.9814; -75.213Coordinates: 39°58′53″N 75°12′47″W / 39.9814°N 75.213°W / 39.9814; -75.213
Opened1954 (1954)
Design and construction
ArchitectJunzo Yoshimura
Other designersHeizaemon Ito, 11th (Master carpenter)


  1. McCarty, Yukiko Yanagida, Shoin-zukuri in Philadelphia, The East, Vol 42 No.1 P15-21
  2. Fischer, Felice, “Japan and the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition” – Historic Guide to Philadelphia & Japan, p23-25