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Member Appreciation Weekend

Save the date for our fall Member Appreciation Weekend!

Friday, December 9 – Sunday, December 11, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Join or renew a Morikami Membership and receive:

  • 20% OFF in the Museum Store (includes trunk show)
  • FREE GIFT with meal purchase at the Cornell Café
  • 10% OFF memberships + a FREE gift *excludes Wisdom Ring

HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND:

Kimono My House

Schedule TBD
Jewelry and vintage haori trunk show.

Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami

All Weekend Long, times are TBD
Docent-led tour through the current exhibition.

The Art of Japanese Fabric Wrapping 101

Saturday at 10:30am & 1:30 pm
Learn furoshiki, the art of Japanese fabric wrapping. (35$ plus $10 material fee)

Demonstration of Sado: The Way of Tea

Saturday, 12:00pm, 1:30pm, & 3:00pm
Observe Japanese sado, “the way of tea,” an ever-changing demonstration rich in seasonal subtleties. ($5)

Tours are on a first come, first-served basis and space is limited.

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Cultural Folk Tales Day

Underwritten by the Homer and Martha Gudelsky Family Foundation

Saturday, July 8, 2017 10:00am—5:00pm

FREE with paid museum admission.

Explore countries around the world through interactive folk tales for the whole family to enjoy! Expert storytellers from across the globe will introduce stories from Japan, Latin America, Africa, and Haiti through vibrant music and dance. Also enjoy a day of hands-on crafts, activities, and access to the Palm Beach Library System’s Bookmobile!

ALL-DAY ACTIVITIES

Kuniko RED (resized for web)Storytelling 
Theater and Library
10:30am–4:30pm

Take a trip around the world with our storytellers! Listen to fun interactive folktales from Japan, Latin America, Africa and Haiti. Click here for our full schedule of storytelling events and performer descriptions!

 

Ema20120608Story Hunt
Galleries
10:00am–5:00pm

Be an explorer and search our galleries for the fun stories of these unique ema, wish blocks, from Japan.

 

 

DoraemonOfficialCartoon (Story) Adventures 
Classroom A
10:00am–4:30pm

Discover Doraemon, Japan’s first anime ambassador and a very funny robotic blue cat by watching a couple of his cartoons! Afterwards, create you own Doraemon crazy escapade by filling in the word bubbles on a manga, a comic book page, and give it your creative spin by coloring it in!

 

TANABATA TREETanabata Bamboo
Lobby
10:00am–5:00pm

Make a wish for the Star Festival, Tanabata! Write your wish on a tanzaku strip of paper and tie it to Tanabata bamboo in the lobby to celebrate!

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Palm Beach Library System’s Bookmobilefront of the Museum

Get your own Commemorative T’s and Totes by the Fine Print ShoppeBack Terrace

Origami Extravaganza & Palm Beach Library’s Families Reading Together Kickoff Event

Underwritten by the Homer and Martha Gudelsky Family Foundation and sponsored in part by the Palm Beach County Library System.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Free admission for children presenting a valid library card from any library in Palm Beach County and one accompanying adult.

In partnership with the Palm Beach County Library System, The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens will be hosting the 13th annual “Families Reading Together” initiative kick-off! Alongside the fun events with the library, we will also have an Origami Extravaganza in conjunction with our exhibit, Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami. The event will include an array of origami-themed and creative activities for all ages!

All-Day Events

Kuniko RED (resized for web)Storytelling and Magic with Kuniko Yamamoto 
11:00am, 1:00pm, and 3:00pm. Morikami Theater
Welcome to the infinite world of origami! In Japanese, ori- means “to fold” and –gami means “paper.” Using origami, music and audience participation, storyteller Kuniko Yamamoto provides a magical entry into Japanese culture. In her show “Origami Tales,” mythological character masks and puppets, amazing flowers and a dragon – all made from origami – set the stage while Kuniko shares heartfelt stories from ancient Japan.

my-friends-by-taro-gomiGreat Book Giveaway
10:00am – 4:00pm. Library
Join us for a day to promote children’s literacy. Children in Preschool through 1st grade and their families are encouraged to read this year’s book, My Friends written and illustrated by Taro Gomi, available at any Palm Beach County Library System location. Newcomers to the Library System can register for a library card at the Bookmobile “library-on-wheels,” which will be stationed at the entrance of the museum throughout the day.

fox-beg-origami-wkshpGarden Safari Fun: Find and Fold Animal Friends
10:00am – 4:00pm. Gardens
Stroll through the gardens and discover wildlife of all kinds! Discover four folding fun stations ready for little origami hands! Be on the look out for the many live water, air, and forest animals that have made their home in the Morikami gardens!

IMG_9784Creature Corner Bookmarks
10:00am – 3:00pm. Classroom A
Fold a simple creature and make him your own by adding fun facial features: googly eyes, jagged teeth, a teasing tongue, etc. When it’s finished, pop him on the corner of a page in your book from the Great Book Giveaway!

Other Activities

Get your own Sound Safari fan for cool fun in the gardens. Walk through the gardens and discover the world of Japanese sound effects. Fans are a $1 donation (All proceeds go towards Morikami education programs).

Get your own Commemorative T’s and Totes by the Fine Print ShoppeBack Terrace

Meet Dewey the Library Owl — Lobby

 

Tea Day

TEA DAY | お茶の日

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Celebrate the culture of the wide world of tea at the Morikami! Tea Day includes tea tasting, storytelling for the family, and Tea Talks— a  lecture series with green tea experts Candice Kumai and ITO EN’s Rona Tison.

All events on Tea Day are free with museum admission except for Tea Talks and the Japanese Tea Ceremony demonstration. Click the tabs to learn more!

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Tea Exhibitors and Tasting Stations

10:00am—4:30pm. Lobby and Terrace

Learn, shop, and taste!
Enjoy the different flavors and brews  of tea by a variety of vendors. More details to follow!


Sado: The Way of Tea Demonstrations

12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, and 3:00pm. Tea House. $5 with paid museum admission

Sado Tea CeremonyObserve Japanese sado, an ever-changing demonstration rich in seasonal subtleties. Your involvement in the true spirit of sado — harmony (wa), reverence (kei), purity (sei), tranquility (jaku) — along with a sip of green tea and a sweet will help you bring a calm perspective into your busy life.

Individual reservations are not necessary. Reservations are required for groups of ten or more. For more information please call 561-233-1367


Tea Talks

TIME 1:00pm (Theater doors open at 12:30pm)
PRICE $10 (members $7) Price does not include museum admission. Pre-Register Here!
LOCATION Morikami Theater

For the Love of Matcha: The Art of Japanese Wellness with Candice Kumai

Tea has a rich culture and history in Japan, especially, our beloved, matcha (powdered green tea) which is associated with traditional Japanese tea ceremonies. Wellness journalist, Iron Chef Judge, best-selling author and leading clean eating chef, Candice Kumai, takes us through the fascinating history of matcha and its various uses from the past to the present. Acquire more knowledge, and be inspired by Candice as you learn of the benefits of matcha and how to incorporate it into your everyday life! A book signing will follow the lecture.

Rona Tison Photo cropDiscover Japanese Green Teas with ITO EN’s Rona Tison

Experience the expansive world of Japanese teas and its intrinsic taste profiles and complexities, with Rona Tison of ITO EN, the world’s premier leaders in green tea. From the centuries old traditions to the modern use of trendy matcha green teas, learn proper preparation and why Japanese teas are gaining global recognition for its celebrated umami tastes.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Candice Kumai, quoted by ELLE Magazine as “The golden girl of the wellness world,” is one of the country’s leading wellness journalists. She is a 5x best-selling author of Clean Green Eats, Clean Green Drinks, Pretty Delicious, Cook Yourself Sexy and Cook Yourself Thin. Candice is a regular contributor to E! News, The Dr. Oz Show and Today. A Top Chef alumna, Candice has appeared as a regular judge on Iron Chef America and Beat Bobby Flay. She regularly contributes to lifestyle publications such as Prevention, Yoga Journal, Men’s Journal, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Shape, Men’s Health, Clean Eating and Well & Good. She volunteers at dozens of charitable organizations and has traveled the globe surfing, soul-searching, modeling and researching wellness.

Candice has dedicated much of her time to philanthropic work, volunteering and mentoring in her community.

Rona Tison is the Sr. Vice President of Corporate Relations at ITO EN (North America) INC, the award-winning and world’s leading purveyor of green tea products and healthy beverages.  Established 50 years ago in Japan, she is dedicated to introducing ITO EN’s authentic green tea culture in the United States and creating innovative products that embody the companies five guiding principles of Natural, Healthy, Safe, Well-designed and Delicious. Being half-Japanese Tison is fluent in Japanese and well-versed on the Japanese culture. Tison serves on the Tea & Health Committee of the U.S. Tea Council, and has been a speaker at the Shizuoka World Tea Festival, Smithsonian Lecture Series, and World Tea Expo.

“The Magic Tea Kettle” Kamishibai Story

TIMES 12:00pm, 1:00pm, and 2:00pm
PRICE FREE with museum admission
LOCATION Library

Kamishibai literally means “paper theater” and is said to have started in Japan in the early 1900s. It is still part of a long tradition of picture storytelling. Today’s story is a Japanese folktale about a magical tanuki (raccoon dog), his new friend, and the making of their friendship. Join us for story time at the library. A craft activity will follow the reading!

Enjoy the English version of the famous Japanese children’s story The Magic Tea Kettle

Delirious Japan: Art Deco in the Imperial Era

Talk by Kendall Brown | Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities

DATE Friday, February 24, 2017
TIME 1:00pm (Theater doors open at 12:30pm)
PRICE FREE with paid Museum Admission
LOCATION Morikami Theater

Limited seating in the theater. Tickets are given on the day of the event as a first come, first served basis

This lecture explores Japanese Art Deco in the 1930s and early 1940s as an expression of Japan’s internationalism and nationalism. It presents Japanese Deco in terms of the art of the street, the museum, the cultured home, and the modern woman. It augments objects in the exhibition by showing Art Deco masterpieces in Japanese museums, and concludes with Japanese Deco collectibles.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Ken_4Dr. Kendall H. Brown is Professor of Asian Art History in the School of Art at California State University Long Beach. He received BA and MA degrees in history and art history from the University of California, Berkeley and a Ph.D. in art history from Yale University. Dr. Brown publishes actively in several areas of Japanese art, such as Japanese paintings and woodblock prints. Brown has curated or contributed to exhibitions for museums across the country, including Shin Hanga: New Prints in Modern Japan (LACMA, 1998), Taisho Chic (Honolulu Academy, 2002); Deco Japan (ASI, 2012), and Traditions Transfigured; The Noh Masks of Bidou Yamaguchi (CSULB UAM, 2014).  He is now working on exhibitions of Japanese sheet music cover art, lacquer makers’ tools, and garden-inspired fine art. Brown is also a leading figure in the study of Japanese gardens in North America. His book, Quiet Beauty: The Japanese Gardens of North America (Tuttle 2013) expands on his earlier work, Japanesestyle Gardens of the Pacific West Coast (Rizzoli, 1999). After planning the International Conference on Japanese Gardens Outside Japan in 2009, he served as President of the Board of the North American Japanese Garden Association from 2012-14.   His next garden book, Visionary Landscapes, explores the styles, meanings and functions of Japanese gardens in the 21st century. It will be published in the Fall of 2017.

Kobayakawa Kiyoshi (1899–1948) Dancer, or “Curved Line of the Instant” (Dansā, or Setsuna no kyokusen) c. 1932 woodblock print, ink and color on paper

Documentary Film Screening: Between the Folds

Underwritten by the Homer and Martha Gudelsky Family Foundation

DATES Wednesdays.

Oct. 19, 2016 | Nov. 16, 2016 | Dec. 21, 2016 | Jan. 18, 2017
TIMES 11:00am and 2:00pm
PRICE FREE (with paid museum admission)
LOCATION Morikami Theater

Limited seating in the theater. Tickets are given on the day of the event as a first come, first served basis.

ABOUT THE FILM

“Between the Folds” chronicles the stories of 10 fine artists and intrepid scientists who abandoned careers and scoffed at hard-earned graduate degrees – all to forge unconventional lives as modern-day paperfolders. The film paints an arresting portrait of the remarkable artistic and scientific creativity that fuels this ever-changing art form, fusing science and sculpture, form and function, ancient and new.

As these offbeat and provocative characters converge on the unusual medium of origami, they reinvent an ancient art, and demonstrate the innumerable ways that ingenuity and expression come to bear as we all struggle to understand and honor the world around us – as artists, scientists, creators, collaborators, preservers and simply curious beings.

 

Tea Day Lectures: Candice Kumai & Rona Tison

Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities
register here

DATE Saturday, February 25, 2017
TIME 1:00pm (Museum doors open at 12:30pm)
PRICE $10 (members $7) Price does not include museum admission.
LOCATION Morikami Theater

LECTURE TOPICS

For the Love of Matcha: The Art of Japanese Wellness with Candice Kumai

Tea has a rich culture and history in Japan, especially, our beloved, matcha (powdered green tea) which is associated with traditional Japanese tea ceremonies. Wellness journalist, Iron Chef Judge, best-selling author and leading clean eating chef, Candice Kumai, takes us through the fascinating history of matcha and its various uses from the past to the present. Acquire more knowledge, and be inspired by Candice as you learn of the benefits of matcha and how to incorporate it into your everyday life! A Q&A and book signing will follow the lecture.

Discover Japanese Green Teas with ITO EN’s Rona Tison

Experience the expansive world of Japanese teas and its intrinsic taste profiles and complexities, with Rona Tison of ITO EN, the world’s premier leaders in green tea. From the centuries old traditions to the modern use of trendy matcha green teas, learn proper preparation and why Japanese teas are gaining global recognition for its celebrated umami tastes. A Q&A  will follow the lecture.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Candice Kumai, quoted by ELLE Magazine as “The golden girl of the wellness world,” is one of the country’s leading wellness journalists. She is a 5x best-selling author of Clean Green Eats, Clean Green Drinks, Pretty Delicious, Cook Yourself Sexy and Cook Yourself Thin. Candice is a regular contributor to E! News, The Dr. Oz Show and Today. A Top Chef alumna, Candice has appeared as a regular judge on Iron Chef America and Beat Bobby Flay. She regularly contributes to lifestyle publications such as Prevention, Yoga Journal, Men’s Journal, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Shape, Men’s Health, Clean Eating and Well & Good. She volunteers at dozens of charitable organizations and has traveled the globe surfing, soul-searching, modeling and researching wellness.

Candice has dedicated much of her time to philanthropic work, volunteering and mentoring in her community.

Rona Tison Photo cropRona Tison is the Sr. Vice President of Corporate Relations at ITO EN (North America) INC, the award-winning and world’s leading purveyor of green tea products and healthy beverages.  Established 50 years ago in Japan, she is dedicated to introducing ITO EN’s authentic green tea culture in the United States and creating innovative products that embody the companies five guiding principles of Natural, Healthy, Safe, Well-designed and Delicious. Being half-Japanese Tison is fluent in Japanese and well-versed on the Japanese culture. Tison serves on the Tea & Health Committee of the U.S. Tea Council, and has been a speaker at the Shizuoka World Tea Festival, Smithsonian Lecture Series, and World Tea Expo.

The Golden Age of Sumo: Behind the Curtain

A Talk by Lynn Matsuoka| Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities
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DATE Friday, March 10, 2017
TIME 7:00pm (Museum doors reopen at 6:00pm)
PRICE $10 (members $7)
LOCATION Morikami Theater

Get insight into sumo life and the behind-the-scenes action during the time of Grand Champions Kitanoumi, Chiyonofuji and Akebono with Lynn Matsuoka, artist and sumo expert. Hear stories of these grand champions and other top Sekitori, high ranking sumo wrestlers. The talk is illustrated with drawings and paintings by Lynn Matsuoka in the dressing rooms, at the practice stables and on tour with the rikishi, sumo wrestlers.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Lynn Matsuoka

Lynn Mastuoka specializes in sports, theater, & equestrian documentary artwork and portraits, and lectures on the world of Japanese sumo.  CNN reported on the artist: “Few artists so completely dominate their field that their name becomes synonymous with the subject matter, but Lynn Matsuoka has succeeded in capturing the essence of (Japanese) sumo and has won a loyal following along the way.”Her reportage artwork is in corporate and private collections around the world, including the National Sumo Museum in Tokyo. She is currently working on a memoir about her life with sumo in Japan. www.hamptonsartist.com

The Secret World by Lynn Matsuoka

From Flapping Birds to Space Telescopes: The Art and Science of Origami

A Talk by Robert J. Lang | Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts
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DATE Friday, December 9, 2016
TIME 7:00pm (Museum doors reopen at 6:00pm)
PRICE $10 (members $7)
LOCATION Morikami Theater

The last decade of this past century has been witness to a revolution in the development and application of mathematical techniques to origami, the centuries-old Japanese art of paper-folding. The techniques used in mathematical origami design range from the abstruse to the highly approachable. In this talk, Lang describes how geometric concepts led to the solution of a broad class of origami folding problems – specifically, the problem of efficiently folding a shape with an arbitrary number and arrangement of flaps, and along the way, enabled origami designs of mind-blowing complexity and realism. As often happens in mathematics, theory originally developed for its own sake has led to some surprising practical applications. The algorithms and theorems of origami design have shed light on long-standing mathematical questions and have solved practical engineering problems. Lang discusses examples of how origami has enabled safer airbags, Brobdingnagian space telescopes, and more.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Robert J. Lang is recognized as one of the foremost origami artists in the world as well as a pioneer in computational origami and the development of formal design algorithms for folding. With a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Caltech, he has, during the course of work at NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Spectra Diode Laboratories, and JDS Uniphase, authored or co-authored over 100 papers and 50 patents in lasers and optoelectronics as well as authoring, co-authoring, or editing 16 books and a CD-ROM on origami. He is a full-time artist and consultant on origami and its applications to engineering problems but keeps his toes in the world of lasers and served as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics from 2007–2010. He received Caltech’s highest honor, the Distinguished Alumni Award, in 2009 and was elected a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society in 2013. www.langorigami.com

Soaring Red-Tailed Hawk, Opus 601 by Robert J. Lang

Soaring Red-Tailed Hawk, Opus 601 by Robert J. Lang

Robert J. Lang

Robert J. Lang

NIHONGO: JAPANESE INTENSIVE WORKSHOP III

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This workshop is Part 3 of the 3-part Nihongo Japanese workshop series. This intensive 2-day workshop covers Units 4 and 5 of the required textbook and completes hiragana reading and writing. It concludes the Nihongo Level I series.

SCHEDULE

Saturdays, 1:00pm—5:00pm
Mar. 11 & Apr. 8, 2017

WORKSHOP DETAILS

Price: $90
Location: Oki Education Center
Prerequisite: Nihongo Intensive Workshop II or the Nihongo Level I Session 2 Class.

Required Textbook: Japanese for Busy People I Kana Version (revised 3rd edition) and Japanese for Busy People Kana workbook (revised 3rd edition) ISBN: 978-1568364018.
Both books should include the CD. Please bring with you on the first day of classes.

CONTENT

  • Completion of hiragana. Units 4 & 5.
Please Note:

• Students who complete this workshop may go on to the Nihongo Level II Session 1 class of the following season.

For further unit descriptions and textbook overview, please click here.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Sumiko Uo is a Japanese-born educator, an adjunct lecturer at Florida Atlantic University and a translator. A student of language and traditional Japanese cultural arts, Ms. Uo has taught Japanese language, calligraphy, literature and cinema to both children and adults. Her classes will appeal to beginners, as well those with knowledge of Japanese.

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NIHONGO: JAPANESE INTENSIVE WORKSHOP II

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This workshop is Part 2 of the 3-part Nihongo Japanese workshop series. This intensive 2-day workshop covers Units 2 and 3 of the required textbook and continues with hiragana reading and writing.

SCHEDULE

Saturdays, 1:00pm—5:00pm

Jan. 28 & Feb. 11, 2017

WORKSHOP DETAILS

Price: $90
Location: Oki Education Center
Prerequisite: Nihongo Intensive Workshop I or the Nihongo Level I Session 1 Class.

Required Textbook: Japanese for Busy People I Kana Version (revised 3rd edition) and Japanese for Busy People Kana workbook (revised 3rd edition) ISBN: 978-1568364018.
Both books should include the CD. Please bring with you on the first day of classes.

CONTENT

  • Continuation of hiragana. Units 2 & 3.
Please Note:

• Students who complete this workshop may go on to Nihongo Intensive Workshop III or the Nihongo Level I Session 3 Class.

For further unit descriptions and textbook overview, please click here.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Sumiko Uo is a Japanese-born educator, an adjunct lecturer at Florida Atlantic University and a translator. A student of language and traditional Japanese cultural arts, Ms. Uo has taught Japanese language, calligraphy, literature and cinema to both children and adults. Her classes will appeal to beginners, as well those with knowledge of Japanese.


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FRIENDSHIP DOLL CRAFT

Friendship dolls were introduced in the early 1920s as a way to east cultural tensions between the USA and Japan. Both countries exchanged dolls as a symbol of friendship. Each Japanese doll sent to the USA represented a different prefecture of Japan. Join us to foster this cultural exchange with a Friendship Doll craft!


DATE & TIME: Saturday, March 4, 2017 

TIME: 12:00pm—3:00pm  

LOCATION: Classroom A

Family Fun days are FREE with paid museum admission.

Pre-registration is not required.

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