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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: Intermediate
9:00AM, Sunday, February 14, 2016

Bonsai means "a tree in a tray." The art of Bonsai creates the illusion of age and maturity of a tree which has developed and sustained the effects of nature for many years, and is a  Japanese tradition that dates back over a thousand years. In this intermediate course students further explore new techniques to …

Art of Bonsai: Beginners (SOLD OUT)
1:00PM, Sunday, February 14, 2016

The ancient art of bonsai (literally “tree in a tray”) creates the illusion of age and maturity of a tree which has developed and sustained the effects of nature for many years. It is a  Japanese tradition that dates back over a thousand years, and has its own aesthetics and terminology. Students learn the basics …

Ikebana: Sogetsu School | Intermediate & Advanced
1:30PM, Friday, February 12, 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. The Sogetsu School is a contemporary school which focuses on the creativity and individuality of ikebana. The idea is that ikebana can be done by anyone, anywhere, with almost anything. Students in …

Ikebana Flower Arrangement: Ikenobo School
1:00PM, Tuesday, March 1, 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 | Introductory
10:30AM, Wednesday, March 2, 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. The Sogetsu School is a contemporary school which focuses on the creativity and individuality of ikebana. The idea is that ikebana can be done by anyone, anywhere, with almost anything. In …

Ikebana: Sogetsu School | Intermediate & Advanced
1:30PM, Friday, March 4, 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. The Sogetsu School is a contemporary school which focuses on the creativity and individuality of ikebana. The idea is that ikebana can be done by anyone, anywhere, with almost anything. Students in …

Ikebana: Sogetsu School | Intermediate & Advanced
1:30PM, Friday, April 1, 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. The Sogetsu School is a contemporary school which focuses on the creativity and individuality of ikebana. The idea is that ikebana can be done by anyone, anywhere, with almost anything. Students in …

Ikebana Flower Arrangement: Ikenobo School
1:00PM, Tuesday, April 5, 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 | Introductory
10:30AM, Wednesday, April 6, 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. The Sogetsu School is a contemporary school which focuses on the creativity and individuality of ikebana. The idea is that ikebana can be done by anyone, anywhere, with almost anything. In …

Ikebana Flower Arrangement: 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

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 is a contemporary school which focuses on the creativity and individuality of ikebana. The idea is that ikebana can be done by anyone, anywhere, with almost anything. Students in …

Nihongo: Japanese Language Level I
10:15AM, Sunday, March 13, 2016

2015-2016 Schedule 8-week Sessions. Sundays. 10:15am - 11:15am Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22 (Fall 2015) Jan. 3, 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 (Winter 2016) Mar. 13, 20, Apr. 3, 10, 24, May 1, 8, 15 (Spring 2016) CLASS DETAILS Cost: $90 ($80 members) Location: Classroom A SESSION & UNIT DETAILS Japanese Language Level I & II …

Nihongo: Japanese Language Level II
11:20AM, Sunday, March 13, 2016

2015-2016 Schedule Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22 (Fall 2015) Jan. 3, 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 (Winter 2016) Mar. 13, 20, Apr. 3, 10, 24, May 1, 8, 15 (Spring 2016) CLASS DETAILS 8-week sessions Sundays Cost $90; ($80 members) 11:20am - 12:20pm Location: Classroom A CLASS SESSIONS Japanese Language Level I & II covers lesson 1-14 and …

Nihongo: Japanese Language Level III
12:20PM, Sunday, March 13, 2016

2015-2016 Schedule Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22 (Fall 2015) Jan. 3, 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 (Winter 2016) Mar. 13, 20, Apr. 3, 10, 24, May 1, 8, 15 (Spring 2016) CLASS DETAILS 8-week sessions Sundays Cost: $90; ($80 members) 12:20pm - 1:20pm Location: Classroom A SESSION & UNIT DETAILS Japanese Language Level I & II cover lessons …

Nihongo: Japanese Language Level IV
1:20PM, Sunday, March 13, 2016

2015-2016 Schedule Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22 (Fall 2015) Jan. 3, 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 (Winter 2016) Mar. 13, 20, Apr. 3, 10, 24, May 1, 8, 15 (Spring 2016) CLASS DETAILS 8-week sessions Sundays Cost: $90; ($80 members) 1:20pm - 2:20pm Location: Classroom A CLASS SESSION & UNIT DETAILS Japanese Language Level I & II cover …

Sado: Tea Ceremony
10:15AM, Sunday, February 14, 2016
10:15AM, Sunday, March 6, 2016

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10:15AM, Sunday, April 10, 2016
10:15AM, Sunday, May 1, 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, March 3, 2016
10:30AM, Thursday, April 7, 2016

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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, March 3, 2016
1:30PM, Thursday, April 7, 2016

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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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