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Morikami offers an assortment of classes taught by experienced instructors in the traditional studies of bonsai, flower arrangement (ikebana), Japanese tea ceremony (sado), Japanese language and other cultural arts. Click on the classes below for more information. Please note: all classes are 2-8 weeks and must be purchased as a series.

Art of Bonsai classes this season have ended. Please check back in the summer for 2016-2017 class offerings starting in October. 
Ikebana: Ikenobo School
1:00PM, Tuesday, May 3, 2016

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 …

Ikebana: Sogetsu School | Intermediate & Advanced
1:30PM, Friday, May 6, 2016

Please Note: This class is for experienced students who will primarily do free form arrangements. There is limited basic instruction therefore Ikebana: Sogestu School | Introductory is a prerequisite for this class. Flower arranging, ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art form spanning centuries. Ikebana has various different schools of study, each with unique philosophies and aesthetics. The Sogetsu School …

Nihongo Classes this season have ended. Please check back in the summer for 2016-2017 class offerings starting in October.
Sado: Tea Ceremony
10:15AM, Sunday, May 15, 2016
10:15AM, Sunday, June 5, 2016

Expand upon your knowledge of Japanese tea ceremony in this class. Perform traditional Japanese tea ceremony, with its ever-evolving seasonal subtleties, in the authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of Master Soei Chieko Mihori. Please Note: The Tea Ceremony Workshop  is a prerequisite for this class. It is offered in November, January, and March. 2015-2016 Schedule Sundays, from …

Sumi-E Ink Painting - Floral
10:30AM, Thursday, May 5, 2016
10:30AM, Thursday, September 1, 2016

Sumi-e, literally “black ink painting,” is a form of Japanese ink painting brought from China in the 12th century. Students learn to grind their own ink and execute the primary sumi-e brushstrokes to capture the beauty of flowers and bamboo. Classes will start with a review of the basic techniques before moving on to the …

Sumi-E Ink Painting - Landscape
1:30PM, Thursday, May 5, 2016
1:30PM, Thursday, September 1, 2016

Sumi-e, literally “black ink painting,” is a form of Japanese ink painting brought from China in the 12th century, primarily done in black ink. Students learn to grind their own ink and execute the primary sumi-e brushstrokes to mimic sweeping landscapes. Classes will start with a review of the basic techniques before moving on to the main …

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