Shofuso - Philly, some pictures I took

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Shofuso - Philly, some pictures I took

Sat Jun 13, 2015 1:24 pm

Shofusa was built in 1953 in Japan using traditional method then shipped to America and built in 1958. It's difficult to find photos online of the interior/exterior areas but I did have a chance to take a few;
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Re: Shofuso - Philly, some pictures I took

Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:14 pm

Thanks for that. I visited it a few years ago. The structure originally was installed at New York's Museum of Modern Art. It was built in Nagoya in 1953 and shipped over in 700 crates. It was erected at the Museum in 1954.

If you want photos of the structure as originally configured and installed, the book The Architecture of Japan by Drexler covers it in some detail.

It's a pleasant little building, and expensive to maintain, especially the bark roof. The hiro-en is especially nice.
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Re: Shofusa - Philly, some pictures I took

Sun Jun 14, 2015 8:26 am

Cheers!

Thanks for pointing me toward that book, I'll pick it up. There is a very reasonable hardcover on Amazon at the moment.

The garden and pond are also very well kept after, not huge but very good trees. The building along with the garden make for a really wonderful experience.
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Re: Shofusa - Philly, some pictures I took

Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:33 am

Oh, and by the way, it's Shofuso, not Shofusa - though, if the actual Japanese were to be accurately transliterated, it would be Shōfūsō, the kanji for that being 松風荘 (pine-breeze-villa)
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Re: Shofuso - Philly, some pictures I took

Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:50 pm

Chris, could you edit my original title, it actually is Shofuso.

Thank you!
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Re: Shofuso - Philly, some pictures I took

Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:22 pm

Done. However your photobucket pic links are broken for some reason - did they get moved?
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Re: Shofuso - Philly, some pictures I took

Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:04 am

Thanks Chris! That is strange, all of the photos show fit me, do they not show up for you?

I've stopped using Photobucket for new hosting, but still have some stuff on there. If they don't work I will move them to my new host.
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Re: Shofuso - Philly, some pictures I took

Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:03 am

Well, that's odd. I can see them all now. For a while they weren't available, for whatever reason.

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