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Back to School – 10 Ways School is Different in Japan

With the American school year now in full swing, we thought it would be interesting to take a look at Japanese school life and how it differs to a typical American student’s experience. In the US, we may view Japanese culture as meticulous and strict, but Japanese students consistently rank as some of the happiest […]

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Speaker Spotlight: Robert Lang

Hear from TED Talk Contributor, Robert Lang, at Morikami on Friday, December 9th (advance ticket purchase required) Robert J. Lang has been an avid student of origami for over forty years and is now recognized as one of the world’s leading masters of the art, with over 500 designs catalogued and diagrammed. He is noted […]

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Travel Tuesday: Journey to Awaji

by Jaclyn DeMarzo, Youth & Outreach Coordinator こんにちは!(Konnichiwa!) (^_^) You may have seen some of my other blogs featured in the “Morikami Makes” series where I have introduced okonomiyaki and hanami dango. I hope you enjoyed the recipes as much as I have and if you haven’t tried them yet, give them a whirl! I have […]

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Travel Tuesday: Camping in Japan

 by Jessica Ortega, Digital Marketing Coordinator So you’ve checked the tourist traps off your list, visited a shrine (or ten!), and have spent the night in a capsule hotel—now what? There is so much to do and see in Japanese cities, that it’s easy to forget that the great Japanese outdoors is just a train […]

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Travel Tuesdays: Hakodate!

 by Hayleigh Kanno, Education Programs Coordinator Hakodate Last month we took a ride on the brand-new Hokkaido Shinkansen and now that we’ve arrived in Hakodate I want to show you some of my favorite spots around the city. The following are just a few of the adventures Hakodate has to offer.

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Travel Tuesdays: Japanese Fashion Hotspots

By: Madison Ross, Volunteer Office Intern   Hi everyone! My name is Madison Ross, and I am a new volunteer at Morikami working specifically within the Volunteer/Docent Coordinating Department. With the staff and volunteers offering such kindness and the architecture and landscapes offering a visually pleasing experience, I truly feel at peace here at Morikami […]

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Travel Tuesdays: A Traveler’s Wishlist

By Valentina Rizo, Marketing Intern   Hey Morikami Fans! My name is Valentina Rizo, and I’ve been volunteering at Morikami for two years, and have recently joined the Marketing Department as their intern. I was first drawn to Morikami because of the way that the park transports you away from Florida and instantly immerses you […]

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Creating Otherworldly Art with… Paper and a Knife

To view the exclusive additions to the “Shadows of the Floating Worlds: Paper Cuts by Hiromi Moneyhun,” plan to visit Morikami from to June 10–September 16; Member Preview is June. 9.   Organized by the Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens. Funded in part by the Henry and Tomoye Takahashi Charitable Foundation and the National Endowment […]

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The Purple-and-Green High-Speed Machine: Riding the Hokkaido Shinkansen

We are excited to introduce our new summer blog series, Travel Tuesdays! The Morikami staff have collectively traveled all over Japan, and it is our pleasure to share those experiences—along with tips, pictures, videos, and more—with our followers and supporters! So whether you’re a seasoned globe-trotter, familiar with the ins and outs of Japanese travel, […]

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Rare Historic Artifact Surfaces

by John Gregersen The Morikami Museum recently acquired a rare historic artifact to add to its collection, an early photograph, printed as a post card, that depicts Yamato colonists gathered at the beach on New Year’s Day, 1907. The date of the photograph appears on the reverse side, written by an unknown person many decades […]

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