Second Sundays: Shōya House

This month our Second Sundays series takes us to the Japanese Heritage Shōya House where visitors can experience traditional koto music, origami, and Japanese folk dancing.

The Japanese Heritage Shōya House was at the center of village life during the Edo period (1603–1867). Local farmers went there to attend festivals and ceremonies over 300 years ago. Join us for a dynamic cultural experience at this historic house in the iconic Japanese Garden at The Huntington.

Dance Performance
Enjoy Japanese folk dancing from the Edo period. Learn a few of the basic moves in this beautiful dance.

Hands-On Artmaking
Practice the centuries-old art form origami by creating your own one-of-a-kind paper crane, heart, or turtle.

Musical Performance
Listen to the serene sounds of Kozue Matsumoto’s koto, a traditional Japanese instrument popularized in early Japan. More