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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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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.

Tattoo Day & Symposium

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Tattoo Day includes both FREE Family Activities throughout the day and the Tattoo Symposium— including a panel and demonstration featuring top artists in the tattoo industry—all in conjunction with the exhibition Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World

Family Activities: Free with paid museum admission
Tattoo Symposium: SOLD OUT!

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All day at the Morikami:

Celebrate Morikami’s exhibition Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World with tattoo-inspired activities for the whole family!

Tattoo Day Family Activities

  • Kids’ Tattoo Shop: (10am-4:30pm) Draw your own temporary tattoo! You can use one of our stencils or design your own.
  • Color Station: (10am-4:30pm) Color and draw a cool tattoo design on your own Monmon Cat specially designed by tattoo artist Horitomo.
  • Kite Making: (10am- 4:30pm) Kites, also called tako in Japanese, are a traditional pastime played by people of all ages. Build your own Japanese tattoo inspired kite to take home.
  • Build a Lantern: (11am-3pm) Build your own paper lantern. For a $1 donation towards the Education Department, have your name written in Japanese on your lantern.
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Screen-printing by The FINE PRINT Shoppe

Choose one of two unique tattoo-inspired designs! Bring your own t-shirt and receive a free screen print!* Additional t-shirts $10.
*Limit one per customer.

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About the Symposium

In conjunction with our new exhibition, Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World, Morikami is proud to present a Tebori demonstration and panel presentation featuring artists: Ryudaibori (formerly known as Horitaka), Horitomo, Kip Fulbeck, Chris Nuñez. The exhibit Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World is organized by the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, California, and is supported, in part, by Mariko Gordon and Hugh Cosman. It was created, designed and photographed by Kip Fulbeck, and curated by Takahiro Kitamura (Ryudaibori, formerly Horitaka).


EVENT DETAILS

  • SOLD OUT!
  • Times: 12:30-1:15pm (Part 1), break, 1:30pm-3:30pm (Part 2)
  • Pre-ordered Tickets will be held at the theater door under your name at Will Call.

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PART 1 – Tebori Demonstration

Demonstration by Tattoo Artist Horitomo, translation by Ryudaibori
Time: 12:30pm-1:15pm

Horitomo demonstrates tebori (hand-carved), referring to the traditional method of tattooing by hand using a sharpened bamboo stick called a nomi. Observe this unique and traditional technique and see the tattoo come to life, as Horitomo tattoos live at the Morikami. Learn about the intriguing history of tebori and the unique art form of Japanese tattoos. Audience will get the chance to do a Q&A with Horitomo after the demonstration.

Intermission—1:15- 1:30pm

PART 2 – Panel Presentation

Featuring Ryudaibori, Kip Fulbeck, and Chris Nuñez.
Time: 1:30pm-3:30pm

Featuring Ryudaibori, Kip Fulbeck, and Chris Nuñez on the panel, the artists and contributors will talk about their work in the exhibition and the importance of the art of tattoo in their life. Attendees will be able to pose questions about the exhibition, tattoo traditions, and artwork created by these exhibition contributors. The event will conclude with a signing of the exhibition catalogue with all artists. The exhibition catalogue will be available for purchase at the Morikami Museum Store.

Holiday Preview Sale

A Members-Only event

From November 13–15, members will enjoy 20% off and a free gift with any purchase over $50*, while supplies last.

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With purchase of $50* or more gift of lidded mug with strainer included.  In gift box. Made in Japan. 
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With purchase of $100* or more gift of Bowl set w/chopsticks.  In Gift Box.  Made in Japan.

*After discounts, does not include tax.

 

Exhibit Opening Reception (Members Only)

Event Details

  • This event is open to all Morikami members
  • A brief presentation on the exhibition will be held in the theater.
  • Dress code is business attire
  • $10 for guests not covered by your membership


Jimmy Tsutomu Mirikitani

October 9, 2015 – January 31, 2016 (Member Preview October 8)

Jimmy Tsutomu Mirikitani (1920 – 2012) was a fiercely independent Japanese American artist who lost his family and friends to the United States internment camps during World War II and Hiroshima’s atomic bombing. He survived the trauma of those two significant events and endured homelessness on the streets of New York City by creating art. This exhibition presents a selection of drawings that Mirikitani made before his death at the age of ninety-two. His work is a poignant exploration of the lasting impacts of war and discrimination, and the healing power of creativity.

Organized by The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, Seattle, Washington, and guest-curated by Roger Shimomura.  Funded in part by the Henry and Tomoye Takahashi Charitable Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Wendy Maruyama: Executive Order 9066

October 9, 2015 – January 31, 2016 (Member Preview October 8)

In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 authorizing the internment of tens of thousands of American citizens and resident aliens of Japanese ancestry. Wendy Maruyama, a third generation Japanese American and highly regarded artist and furniture maker based in San Diego, has created a compelling body of work examining this period in American history.

The exhibition includes three integrated parts: Executive Order 9066, the Tag Project, and a selection of historical artifacts. Executive Order 9066 involves a series of wall-mounted cabinets and sculptures referencing themes common in the internment camps. Maruyama’s pieces integrate photo transfers based on the documentary photographs of Dorothea Lange and Toyo Miyatake in conjunction with materials such as barbed wire, tarpaper and domestic objects. The Tag Project consists of groupings of 120,000 recreated, paper identification tags suspended from the ceiling. The suspended tags evoke a powerful sense of the humiliation endured by the internees and the sheer numbers of those displaced. Maruyama’s inclusion of actual objects owned or made by the internees brings an intensely personal awareness to the impact of Executive Order 9066. Included objects range from actual suitcases used by families during their relocation to an array of items made by internees from materials made available to them in the camps.

Organized by The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, Massachusetts.  Funded in part by the Windgate Charitable Foundation, the Henry and Tomoye Takahashi Charitable Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Families Reading Together Kickoff

November 7, 2015

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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 12th annual “Families Reading Together” initiative kick-off!

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, Up, Down, and Around written by Katherine Ayres and illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott, 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.

All Day Free Activities

  • Crafts in Classroom A
  • Great Book Giveaway in the Library
  • Passport to Japan at the Yamato-kan
  • Vegetable Hunt through the Gardens (Pick up booklet on the back terrace)

Other Things to Do

  • Bookmark with Name Written in Japanese from 11:00am–4:00pm in the Yamato-kan Office for a $1 donation (All proceeds go towards Morikami education programs.)
  • Museum Store– $5 off a $25 purchase coupon
  • Cornell Café– A special kids menu for the day

Schedule of Events

10:00am Meet Dewey the Library Owl in the Lobby 20 mins
11:00am Pumpkin Patty Show in the Theater 45 mins
12:00pm Kamishibai Storytelling at the Yamato-kan 25 mins
12:30pm Meet Dewey the Library Owl in the Lobby 20 mins
1:00pm Pumpkin Patty Show in the Theater 45 mins
2:00pm Kamishibai Storytelling at the Yamato-kan 25 mins
2:30pm Meet Dewey the Library Owl in the Lobby 20 mins
3:00pm Pumpkin Patty Show in the Theater 45 mins
3:30pm Kamishibai Storytelling at the Yamato-kan 25 mins

“Set the Stage” Fundraising Event

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Beauty in Movement: The Elegance of Japanese Dance

This event is Sold Out. 

Take a journey with us to the world of Japanese dance. Be mesmerized through the elegant movements of classical dance accompanied by the tranquil melodies of the koto, the Japanese zither. Visitors will be treated to a visual and sensory delight by Japanese dancer Satomi Hirano, koto performer Yoshiko Carlton, jiuta shamisen performer Mayumi Hopkins, and the Matsuriza Tsugaru Shamisen group.

This program is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts.

EVENT DETAILS

  • Time: 7:00 (museum doors open at 6:00pm)
  • Tickets will be held at the door under your name at will call.
  • Please note that the Cornell Café and Gardens will be closed for the evening.

ABOUT THE PERFORMERS

Satomi Hirano began her dance instruction in Tokyo at the age of four years. She studied under Master Kichifuji Wakayagi and the late Kisaho Wakayagi. At the age of 16 years, she received the title Master Fujichiho Wakayagi. She danced “Sagi Musume” for her inaguration, and began her career as a master classical dance teacher in Sasaduka, Tokyo. Following a move to the US, she resumed teaching in Orlando, Florida. Her speciality – Wakayagi-Ryu – is one of the five main classifications of Japanese dance styles. Through her mastery of classical Japanese dance, coupled with her certification in Yamano-style kimono dressing, she is dedicated to revive and spread traditional Japanese culture.

Yoshiko Carlton is a native of Kagoshima, Japan. She started her koto training at the age of nine years. She 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 for her contribution in promoting Japanese culture, especially Koto, to the community.

Sayaka Kikuchi, Keiko Ishikura and Mayuko Ishikura are professional Japanese taiko drummers with over 10 years experience with the Orlando Matsuriza Taiko group. They began their shamisen ensemble Matsuriza Tsugaru Shamisen in 2008 and have performed at Orlando’s Japan Festival and throughout the Southeast USA. Their repertoire includes traditional tsugaru shamisen music from Northern Japan and their own original compositions and arrangements.Tsugaru shamisen is a type of Japanese banjo, which originated in Aomori prefecture located in Northern Japan. The unique and powerful performance of the tsugara shamisen reflects the harsh lifestyle one encounters in the snowy environment of Northern Japan. Tsugaru shamisen displays at times an eloquent melody or a commanding presence with vigor and intense rhythm.

Mayumi Hopkins, hails from Hokkaido, Japan where she began learning the koto at age 7 and the jiuta shamisen at the age of 15. She was a member and performer of the Friends of Koto Orlando group under the direction of Yoshiko Carlton, before moving to Portland, Washington where she currently resides.

 

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