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KOTO DEMONSTRATION

Koto is a traditional Japanese stringed instrument first introduced to Japan and China in the 7th-8th century. Learn the fascinating history of this exquisite instrument, and listen to its captivating and tranquil sounds demonstrated  by koto teacher, Mrs. Yoshiko Carlton.

Be introduced to the basics of how this instrument is played, and receive a koto music sheet of the most famous Japanese song Sakura, “Cherry Blossom.”

Saturday, February 3, 2018

TIMES: 12:00pm, 1:30pm, and 3:00pm

PRICE: $5 with paid museum admission

LOCATION: Tea House

Tickets are sold on the day of the event on a first come, first served basis

Individual reservations are not necessary but reservations are required for groups of 10 or more. Please call 561-233-1367 to reserve.

Tickets for reserved groups will be held up to 10 minutes before the start of the demonstration, after which they will be sold.

 

Japanese Traditional Music: Koto Class

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Koto is a traditional Japanese stringed instrument first introduced to Japan from China in the 7th-8th centuries. Learn about the history, culture and techniques in how to play this exquisite instrument in this 5-week course. Instruments will be provided for participants to use in the class. Beginners and intermediate students are welcome!

Be introduced to the basics of how this instrument is played, and receive a koto music sheet of the most famous Japanese song Sakura, “Cherry Blossom.”


MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Yoshiko Carlton started her koto training at the age of nine and continued her koto studies after moving to Florida with Mrs. Kyoko Okamato, founder of the Washington Toho Koto Society based in Washington D.C. She furthered her studies with renowned 25 stringed koto player, Brian Yamakoshi.  Since 1990 she has directed, mentored, and performed with the taiko drumming ensemble Fushu Daiko, in which she was a founding member. She established Yoshi no Kai, “Friends of Koto,” in 2002 for the purpose of educating and introducing koto music to the West. In 2003, she was awarded a certificate of recognition by the Consulate General of Japan in Miami and in 2016 the Foreign Minister’s Commendations for her contribution in promoting Japanese culture, especially koto, to the community.

2017-2018 SCHEDULE

Wednesdays, from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Session 1    Oct. 11, 18, 25 & Nov. 1, 8
Session 2    Nov. 15, 29 & Dec. 6, 13, 20
Session 3    Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Session 4    Feb. 14, 21, 28 & Mar. 7, 14
Session 5    Mar. 21, 28 & Apr. 4, 11, 18

CLASS DETAILS

PRICE

  • 5-week Session: $155 ($150 members)

LOCATION
Morikami Theater

Preregistration is required for all classes and workshops.

 

 

Documentary Film Screening – Kokoyakyu: High School Baseball Documentary

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In Japan, baseball is not a pastime — it’s a national obsession.

For many of the country’s youth, the sport has become a rite of passage, epitomized by the national high school baseball tournament known simply as “Koshien.” Four thousand teams enter, but only 49 are chosen to compete in the championship that grips the nation for two weeks every August.

 


EVENT DETAILS

Thursday, November 2, 2017

  • Cost: $10 ($7 for members) *Advance ticket purchase required*
  • Location: Morikami Theater
  • Tickets will be held at the theater door under your name
  • Discussion led by Director Ken Eng
  • Time: 7:00pm, museum doors reopen at 6:00pm

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Kenneth Eng is a director, editor and executive producer.  After graduating from Boston Latin School, Ken left for New York in 1994 to study film at the School of Visual Arts.  His thesis Scratching Windows, a short documentary film about graffiti writers, was broadcast as part of the doc series REEL NY on WNET – NY PBS. In 2001, Ken directed and edited Take Me to The Rivera feature length documentary about the Maha Kumbh Mela festival in Allahabad, India. Kokoyakyu: High School Baseball, his film about the famous Koshien Tournament in Japan was nationally broadcast on PBS as part of POV and continues to play in Japan on NHK-TV.  In 2007, Ken was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship to launch My Life In China.  Recently, he edited Tested for director Curtis Chin, and is currently developing projects on post-genocide reconciliation in Rwanda and the Critical Legal Studies movement at the Harvard Law School.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE WAY OF TAIKO: THE HEARTBEAT OF JAPAN

Taiko Drum Workshop

The workshop includes an introduction to the history of taiko. Participants are taught how to understand sounds and movements, i.e., how to connect nature and the meaning of body movement. They become familiar with the way of taiko and drumming techniques.

Top performers from South Florida’s Fushu Daiko will conduct the workshop. The group is recognized by Seiichi Tanaka, the master of San Francisco Taiko Dojo, who brought taiko to the United States and who trained senior members of the Fushu Daiko group.

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Sunday: January 28, 2018 | March 18, 2018

TIMES: 11:00am—1:00pm or 2:00pm—4:00pm
PRICE: $50
LOCATION: Morikami Theater

Pre-registration is required for all workshops.

Please Note: Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Jewelry is not recommended. As temperatures within our theater tend to drop, we recommend arriving with a jacket or sweater.

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Koto Workshop

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Koto is a traditional Japanese stringed instrument first introduced to Japan from China in the 7th-8th centuries. Learn the fascinating history of this exquisite instrument and how to play this exquisite instrument in this one-day introductory workshop. Instruments will be provided for participants to use in the workshop. To further your studies on the koto, sign-up for our koto class series.

Yoshiko Carlton started her koto training at the age of nine years and continued her koto studies after moving to Florida with Mrs. Kyoko Okamato, founder of the Washington Toho Koto Society based in Washington D.C. She furthered her studies with renowned 25 stringed koto player, Brian Yamakoshi.  Since 1990 she has directed, mentored, and performed with the taiko drumming ensemble Fushu Daiko, in which she was a founding member. She established “Yoshi no Kai”, “Friends of Koto” in 2002 for the purpose of educating and introducing koto music to the West. In 2003, she was awarded a certificate of recognition by the Consulate General of Japan in Miami and in 2016 the Foreign Minister’s Commendations for her contribution in promoting Japanese culture, especially koto, to the community.

Be introduced to the basics of how this instrument is played, and receive a koto music sheet of the most famous Japanese song Sakura, “Cherry Blossom.”

2017-2018 SCHEDULE

Saturdays, from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Workshop 1    Oct. 14, 2017
Workshop 2    Dec. 16, 2017
Workshop 3    Feb. 10, 2018


WORKSHOP DETAILS

PRICE  $50 per session

LOCATION  Morikami Theater

Pre-registration is required for all classes and workshops.

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IKEBANA: IKENOBO SCHOOL (Intermediate)

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Flower arranging, ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art form spanning centuries. Ikebana has various different schools of study, each with unique philosophies and aesthetics. Dating back to the 15th century, the Ikenobo school is the oldest and most traditional. Students in this course learn the basic principles and style of Ikenobo, creating fresh flower arrangements each week to take home and enjoy. This is an intermediate course with prior experience, for beginners sign up here.

2017-2018 SCHEDULE

Tuesdays, 1:00pm—3:00pm

Session 1 Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 *
Session 2 Nov. 7, 14, 28 *
Session 3 Dec. 5, 12, 19 * 
Session 4 Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30
Session 5 Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27 
Session 6 Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27
Session 7 Apr. 3, 10, 17, 24
Session 8 May 1, 8, 15, 22

CLASS DETAILS

PRICE

  • 4-week Session: $80 ($70 members)
  • 3-week Session:* $60 ($52.50 members)

FLOWER FEE

  • 4-week Session: $80
  • 3-week Session:* $60

Please pay the flower fee to instructor via cash or check on first day of class.

Cancellations

The flower fee for the first week of missed class will be deducted from the 50% class refund and will be paid to the instructor if the registrant does not show up or cancels.

LOCATION
Oki Education Center

MATERIALS
Materials should purchased in advance or from the instructor the day of. Click here for a downloadable materials list. 

If you plan to buy materials from the instructor, please contact the registrar (561-233-1367) at the time of registration or mention so in the note section during  online checkout.
  • Garden shears for flowers
  • One tall flower container: 10″ or higher, wider at the opening than at the base
  • One shallow flower container or bowl: 3″ deep and at least 8″ across
  • Two #8 flower pin holders (3″ kenzan). Available from the instructor for $32-$34
  • Aquarium stones (enough to fill the 10″ container). Not available from the instructor.
  • Please Note: There is an Ikenobo Starter Set available from the instructor for $75. This includes one container, one kenzan, and floral shears. Aquarium stones are not included.

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Instructor Kaoru Vrana, professor of the Ikenobo Ikebana Society of South Florida, has studied in Japan and the U.S. for 14 years. She studied under Professor Hideko Zwick and now heads the Ikenobo Ikebana Society of South Florida. Ms. Vrana has participated in numerous ikebana exhibits, demonstrations and workshops in conjunction with the Society and with Morikami.

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MAKE A TANABATA WISH 2017

Join us for Family Fun to celebrate Tanabata – Japan’s star festival! Kids (and adults!) will learn about Tanabata, and make a wish to hang on our bamboo “trees.”

Tanabata, traces its origins to a legend about the Cowherd Star (Altair) and the Weaver Star (Vega), lovers separated by the Milky Way, that are allowed to meet just once a year – on the seventh day of the seventh month. In Japan, children and adults write wishes on narrow strips of colored paper known as tanzaku, and hang them along with other paper ornaments, on bamboo branches placed in the backyards or entrances of their homes. Mirroring that tradition, visitors can write their own special wishes for the future and place them on the Tanabata bamboo in the museum lobby.


DATES: Wednesday, July 5 — Sunday, July 9, 2017

TIME: All Day (10:00am—5:00pm)

LOCATION: Museum Lobby

Family Fun days are FREE with paid museum admission.

Pre-registration is not required.

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DARUMA ORIGAMI

Make a fun daruma origami to celebrate the coming New Year. In Japan, daruma are seen as a symbol of good luck, making them a popular gift of encouragement.

DATE: Saturday, December 10, 2016

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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Mother’s Day at Morikami

Step out of Delray Beach and into Japan as Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens takes moms away to a place of relaxation and pure beauty. Celebrate Mother’s Day with a relaxing stroll through Roji-en, a special brunch prix-fixe menu at the Cornell Cafe and more! No reservations will be taken for this event. Seating at the café is first come, first served.
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In Roji-En

Take mom on a serene walk through Roji-en encompassing six distinct gardens, a koi feeding area, Japan Through the Eyes of a Child (an interactive children’s exhibit) and our world-class bonsai display.

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At the Museum Store

Receive a beautiful cotton scarf (a $30 value!) as our gift to you with a minimum purchase of $25 (excluding tax)*

*While quantities last, limit one per customer. Three colors available.

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At the Cornell Cafe

Treat mom to a delicious prix-fixe brunch at the Cornell Cafe, overlooking the tranquil beauty of Roji-en. Click here for the full menu!

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In the Museum

The little ones can make a special Mother’s Day craft guided by our education staff in Classroom A, while you make Mother’s Day last all year with a Morikami membership! Take advantage of our special 13-month membership promotion (5/8/2016 only) and receive a free Morikami tote bag!

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Creating Manga: An Artist’s Perspective with Kohei Nishino

Join acclaimed manga artist Kohei Nishino as he introduces guests to the exciting process of creating manga in this free event. The talk will be followed by a Q&A session with the artist.

Event Details

Saturday, March 12 

Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm (doors open at 11:00am)

Cost: Free! Tickets will be given on a first come, first served basis the day of the event.

About the Artist

nishinoKohei Nishino, a.k.a. Denjiro, made his debut in 1980 after winning the best newcomer manga artists award sponsored by publisher Shogakukan, while studying at Tokyo Zokei University.
Since then, he’s published work in the monthly Shonen Sunday, monthly version of Shonen Jump, the monthly Shonen Magajin, Combat Comic and Animal House magazines. He’s also done artwork for novels, worked on the animated film “Gundam F91” and produced Web-based animation.

He currently runs the weekly manga Web site Hana Maru Weekly (http://www.cybermanga.com). He has also been active overseas, having had his “NAGI” serialized in Chibi-Pop Manga. Kohei is also responsible for nurturing young artists as a Associate Professor at the Arts Department of Kyoto Seika University.

Konohana Sakuya is the alias of the working partnership between two comic artists, Kohei Nishino and Tsugumi Nishino. In 2002, the duo was awarded the Grand Prize of the 1st World Manga Faithful Readership Award, sponsored by publisher Shinchosha for their series “Encounter.” It was also given the jury’s choice award by the Cultural Agency in the Manga Category of the Media Arts Festival Awards for fiscal 2003. Since August 2004, the duo has had its latest work, “The Lights,” serialized in the monthly version of the Shonen Jump magazine.

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“Encounters” Manga

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“Zombie-kun Fortune” cyber manga

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“The Lights” manga

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Perseverance General Member Preview

Join us on Thursday, February 25 for this exciting members-only preview of Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World.
Morikami members & their guests only.

Schedule

6pm

(Museum Lobby, Cornell Café & Garden Terraces)

  • Museum exhibition galleries open
  • Light bites and bar service (graciously underwritten in part by the Cornell Café & Stacole Fine Wines)

7pm

(Theater)

  • Welcome remarks by Bonnie Lemay, Morikami Park Administrator
  • Exhibition preview by internationally acclaimed artist, Ryudaibori and Professor of Art at UC Santa Barbara, artist and filmmaker, Kip Fulbeck
  • Remarks by Greg Kimura, CEO of the Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, organizer of the Perseverance exhibition
  • Tebori demonstration (traditional Japanese tattooing method) by tattoo artist, Horitomo

8:15pm

(Exhibition Galleries)

  • Meet & Greet with artists and speakers: Ryudaibori, Horoitomo, Chris Nuñez, Kip Fulbeck and Greg Kimura

9pm

  • Galleries Close
Please RSVP by Thursday, February 18, 2016.
Call 561.233.1345 or email morikamimembers@pbcgov.org.
Complimentary for members, $10 for guests.

Perseverance VIP Exhibition Preview

Join us on Tuesday, February 23 for this exciting VIP preview of Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World.
For all Wisdom Ring, Samurai, and Taiko members, invited guests of the exhibitor and the Museum.

Schedule

6pm

(Museum Lobby, Cornell Café & Garden Terraces)

  • Museum exhibition galleries open
  • Bar service including passed champagne, a premium sake selection, Japanese beer and wine (graciously underwritten in part by Stacole Fine Wines)
  • Passed hors d’ouevres & food stations open (graciously underwritten in part by the Cornell Café)

7pm

(Theater)

  • Welcome remarks by Bonnie Lemay, Morikami Park Administrator
  • Exhibition preview by internationally acclaimed artist, Ryudaibori and Professor of Art at UC Santa Barbara, artist and filmmaker, Kip Fulbeck
  • Remarks by Greg Kimura, CEO of the Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, organizer of the Perseverance exhibition
  • Tebori demonstration (traditional Japanese tattooing method) by tattoo artist, Horitomo

8:15pm

(Exhibition Galleries)

  • Meet & Greet with artists and speakers: Ryudaibori, Horoitomo, Chris Nuñez, Kip Fulbeck and Greg Kimura

9pm

  • Galleries Close
Please RSVP by Tuesday, February 16, 2016.
Call 561.233.1316 or email morikamimembers@pbcgov.org.
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