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Walk past Philadelphia’s Museum of Modern Art, past the zoo and deeper into West Fairmount Park’s blanket of woods and you will eventually happen upon a traditional piece of 17th century Japanese architecture.

Shufuso, which is now the setting for an exhibition titled ‘Shofuso and Modernism: Mid-Century Collaboration between Japan and Philadelphia’, came into existence, then, only a few years after America had decimated two Japanese cities via the use of atomic bombs after months of sustained firebombing from the air.

For more than fifty years, Shofuso has been a centre for Japanese culture and its interpretation as understood through this house and garden,’ says Whitaker. ‘But it has this complicated history. It’s a building built in the modern era, but, for most people who visit here, they see what appears to be a 17th century Japanese house.

But there’s a lot more to it; the stories of the people who made it, the historical times on which it was created. It encompasses the vicious times of war, and the inhumane experiences of Japanese-Americans in this country. Whilst it’s a place of calm, serenity, life and joy, the project hopes to open a dialogue by opening up an interpretation of this circle of artists.’

Walk past Philadelphia’s Museum of Modern Art, past the zoo and deeper into West Fairmount Park’s blanket of woods and you will eventually happen upon a traditional piece of 17th century Japanese architecture.

Shufuso, which is now the setting for an exhibition titled ‘Shofuso and Modernism: Mid-Century Collaboration between Japan and Philadelphia’, came into existence, then, only a few years after America had decimated two Japanese cities via the use of atomic bombs after months of sustained firebombing from the air.

For more than fifty years, Shofuso has been a centre for Japanese culture and its interpretation as understood through this house and garden,’ says Whitaker. ‘But it has this complicated history. It’s a building built in the modern era, but, for most people who visit here, they see what appears to be a 17th century Japanese house.

But there’s a lot more to it; the stories of the people who made it, the historical times on which it was created. It encompasses the vicious times of war, and the inhumane experiences of Japanese-Americans in this country. Whilst it’s a place of calm, serenity, life and joy, the project hopes to open a dialogue by opening up an interpretation of this circle of artists.’

Walk past Philadelphia’s Museum of Modern Art, past the zoo and deeper into West Fairmount Park’s blanket of woods and you will eventually happen upon a traditional piece of 17th century Japanese architecture.

Shufuso, which is now the setting for an exhibition titled ‘Shofuso and Modernism: Mid-Century Collaboration between Japan and Philadelphia’, came into existence, then, only a few years after America had decimated two Japanese cities via the use of atomic bombs after months of sustained firebombing from the air.

For more than fifty years, Shofuso has been a centre for Japanese culture and its interpretation as understood through this house and garden,’ says Whitaker. ‘But it has this complicated history. It’s a building built in the modern era, but, for most people who visit here, they see what appears to be a 17th century Japanese house.

But there’s a lot more to it; the stories of the people who made it, the historical times on which it was created. It encompasses the vicious times of war, and the inhumane experiences of Japanese-Americans in this country. Whilst it’s a place of calm, serenity, life and joy, the project hopes to open a dialogue by opening up an interpretation of this circle of artists.’