Welcome to Tuesday!
Sure the week just started, but there are always new and exciting things going on. For today's installment of Dollars & Sense we have a few things that will only set you back $10.
If you are in the city of Brotherly Love, aka Philadelphia, and you happen to have a little time on your hands, you can visit the attractions below for a great end (or beginning) to your day.
Check it all out below. Enjoy.
Visit The Shofuso - The Japanese House and Garden in Fairmount Park
If you would like to get away from the stress of everyday life and enter a place of harmony and tranquility, the Shofuso in Fairmount Park may be the place for you.
There is large stone statue of the Buddhist deity Jizo keeping silent watch over the Shofuso in its home away from home in Fairmount Park. Explore the Pine Breeze Villa, across the wooden bridge, a tea garden leads past lanterns to the ceremonial teahouse complex.
Follow the stepping-stone pathway alongside Japanese maples, azaleas and handsome conifers; behind the house, walk onto a small island in the koi-filled pond. Graceful cherry, plum and dogwood trees rain delicate pink and white petals in the spring. A bamboo grove and a stone pagoda donated by the city of Kyoto complete the ornamental garden.
First established as a Japanese-style landscape for the 1876 Centennial Exposition, the current garden was designed by Sano Tansai in 1958 when the authentic shoin-style Japanese house was moved here from New York’s Museum of Modern Art. For Philadelphia’s 1976 Bicentennial celebration, the garden was extensively renovated by Nakajima Kenji in the authentic Momoyama style of early 17th-century Japan. You can actually see and smell all of it for no charge at all. Keep the $10 in your pocket because you may need it for the next activity.
4700 States Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19131