A Visit to the Shofuso Tea House

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week on Talking Tea we’re back in Philadelphia at Shofuso, an
authentic, and quite amazing, Japanese house and garden with
a fully functioning tea house
and roji, or tea garden. We’re joined by Derek Finn, Shofuso’s site
and program manager, and Morgan Beard of Urasenke
organization dedicated to practicing and teaching the Japanese way
of tea. 

is returning to Talking Tea after having been a guest on our
“Artful Tea” episode. In this week’s podcast, Derek, Morgan and I
hang out on Shofuso’s veranda, stroll through its roji and finally
spend some time in its tea house, as we chat about how the way of
tea, Zen Buddhism and traditional Japanese architecture and design
come together at Shofuso to allow us to glimpse what Morgan calls
the beauty of imperfection, and the beauty of life

More information
Shofuso, the Japanese House and Garden in
Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park, including visiting hours, tours and
events, is at and
at its Twitter feed @Shofuso.

You can learn about
Urasenke Philadelphia’s classes and upcoming events at its

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This podcast features
music from “Japanese Flowers”
( by mpgiiiBEATS
( available under a Creative Commons
Attribution 3.0 Unported license
( Adapted from




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