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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.

There are no more new sessions for this class this season. Please check back for the upcoming season’s class schedule.
Art of Bonsai: Intermediate
12:00PM, Sunday, October 4, 2015
9:00AM, Sunday, January 3, 2016

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9:00AM, Sunday, February 14, 2016

2015-2016 Schedule Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1 (12pm-3pm) Jan. 3, 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7 (9am-12pm) February 14, 21, 28, Mar. 13, 20 (9am- 12pm) CLASS DETAILS 5-week sessions Sundays Cost $91;  ($81 for non-members) 9:00am-12:00pm  (for October session at 12pm-3pm) Location: Oki Education Center Bonsai means "a tree in a tray." The art of Bonsai creates the illusion of age and maturity …

Art of Bonsai: Beginners
1:00PM, Sunday, January 3, 2016
1:00PM, Sunday, February 14, 2016

2015-2016 Schedule Jan. 3, 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7 Feb. 14, 21, 28, Mar. 13, 20 CLASS DETAILS 5-week sessions Sundays Cost $91; ($81 for non-members) Material Fee: $45; payable to instructor Location: Oki Education Center The ancient art of bonsai (literally “tree in a tray”) is a  Japanese tradition that dates back over a thousand years, and has its own aesthetics and terminology. …

Ikebana Flower Arrangement: Ikenobo School
1:00PM, Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Flower arrangement, ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art 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.

Intermediate & Advanced Ikebana Flower Arrangement: Sogetsu School
1:30PM, Friday, October 9, 2015

Flower arrangement, ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art. Students in this course expand on their existing knowledge of the principles and styles of the contemporary Sogetsu School, creating fresh flower arrangements each week to take home and enjoy. 2015-2016 Schedule Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30 Nov. 6, 20 (2-week session) Dec. 4, 11, 18 (3-week session) Jan. 8, 15, 22 (3-week …

Ikebana Flower Arrangement: Ikenobo School
1:00PM, Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Flower arrangement, ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art 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.

Intermediate & Advanced Ikebana Flower Arrangement: Sogetsu School
1:30PM, Friday, November 6, 2015

Flower arrangement, ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art. Students in this course expand on their existing knowledge of the principles and styles of the contemporary Sogetsu School, creating fresh flower arrangements each week to take home and enjoy. 2015-2016 Schedule Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30 Nov. 6, 20 (2-week session) Dec. 4, 11, 18 (3-week session) Jan. 8, 15, 22 (3-week …

Ikebana Flower Arrangement: Ikenobo School
1:00PM, Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Flower arrangement, ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art 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.

Intermediate & Advanced Ikebana Flower Arrangement: Sogetsu School
1:30PM, Friday, December 4, 2015

Flower arrangement, ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art. Students in this course expand on their existing knowledge of the principles and styles of the contemporary Sogetsu School, creating fresh flower arrangements each week to take home and enjoy. 2015-2016 Schedule Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30 Nov. 6, 20 (2-week session) Dec. 4, 11, 18 (3-week session) Jan. 8, 15, 22 (3-week …

Ikebana Flower Arrangement: Ikenobo School
1:00PM, Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Flower arrangement, ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art 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.

Introductory Ikebana Flower Arrangement: Sogetsu School
10:30AM, Wednesday, January 6, 2016

2015-2016 Schedule Jan. 6, 13, 20 (3-week session) Feb. 3, 10, 17 (3-week session) Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23 Apr. 6, 13, 20, 27  CLASS DETAILS 3 or 4-week sessions Wednesdays Cost: $70; ($60 members) for 4-week session Cost: $52.50; ($45 members) for 3-week session Flower fee: $30 (3-week sessions) $40 (4-week sessions); payable to instructor 10:30am - 12:30pm Location: Oki Education Center CLASS MATERIALS Ikebana flower scissors* Shallow flat …

Intermediate & Advanced Ikebana Flower Arrangement: Sogetsu School
1:30PM, Friday, January 8, 2016

Flower arrangement, ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art. Students in this course expand on their existing knowledge of the principles and styles of the contemporary Sogetsu School, creating fresh flower arrangements each week to take home and enjoy. 2015-2016 Schedule Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30 Nov. 6, 20 (2-week session) Dec. 4, 11, 18 (3-week session) Jan. 8, 15, 22 (3-week …

Ikebana Flower Arrangement: Ikenobo School
1:00PM, Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Flower arrangement, ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art 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.

Introductory Ikebana Flower Arrangement: Sogetsu School
10:30AM, Wednesday, February 3, 2016

2015-2016 Schedule Jan. 6, 13, 20 (3-week session) Feb. 3, 10, 17 (3-week session) Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23 Apr. 6, 13, 20, 27  CLASS DETAILS 3 or 4-week sessions Wednesdays Cost: $70; ($60 members) for 4-week session Cost: $52.50; ($45 members) for 3-week session Flower fee: $30 (3-week sessions) $40 (4-week sessions); payable to instructor 10:30am - 12:30pm Location: Oki Education Center CLASS MATERIALS Ikebana flower scissors* Shallow flat …

Intermediate & Advanced Ikebana Flower Arrangement: Sogetsu School
1:30PM, Friday, February 5, 2016

Flower arrangement, ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art. Students in this course expand on their existing knowledge of the principles and styles of the contemporary Sogetsu School, creating fresh flower arrangements each week to take home and enjoy. 2015-2016 Schedule Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30 Nov. 6, 20 (2-week session) Dec. 4, 11, 18 (3-week session) Jan. 8, 15, 22 (3-week …

Ikebana Flower Arrangement: Ikenobo School
1:00PM, Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Flower arrangement, ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art 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.

Introductory Ikebana Flower Arrangement: Sogetsu School
10:30AM, Wednesday, March 2, 2016

2015-2016 Schedule Jan. 6, 13, 20 (3-week session) Feb. 3, 10, 17 (3-week session) Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23 Apr. 6, 13, 20, 27  CLASS DETAILS 3 or 4-week sessions Wednesdays Cost: $70; ($60 members) for 4-week session Cost: $52.50; ($45 members) for 3-week session Flower fee: $30 (3-week sessions) $40 (4-week sessions); payable to instructor 10:30am - 12:30pm Location: Oki Education Center CLASS MATERIALS Ikebana flower scissors* Shallow flat …

Intermediate & Advanced Ikebana Flower Arrangement: Sogetsu School
1:30PM, Friday, March 4, 2016

Flower arrangement, ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art. Students in this course expand on their existing knowledge of the principles and styles of the contemporary Sogetsu School, creating fresh flower arrangements each week to take home and enjoy. 2015-2016 Schedule Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30 Nov. 6, 20 (2-week session) Dec. 4, 11, 18 (3-week session) Jan. 8, 15, 22 (3-week …

Intermediate & Advanced Ikebana Flower Arrangement: Sogetsu School
1:30PM, Friday, April 1, 2016

Flower arrangement, ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art. Students in this course expand on their existing knowledge of the principles and styles of the contemporary Sogetsu School, creating fresh flower arrangements each week to take home and enjoy. 2015-2016 Schedule Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30 Nov. 6, 20 (2-week session) Dec. 4, 11, 18 (3-week session) Jan. 8, 15, 22 (3-week …

Ikebana Flower Arrangement: Ikenobo School
1:00PM, Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Flower arrangement, ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art 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.

Introductory Ikebana Flower Arrangement: Sogetsu School
10:30AM, Wednesday, April 6, 2016

2015-2016 Schedule Jan. 6, 13, 20 (3-week session) Feb. 3, 10, 17 (3-week session) Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23 Apr. 6, 13, 20, 27  CLASS DETAILS 3 or 4-week sessions Wednesdays Cost: $70; ($60 members) for 4-week session Cost: $52.50; ($45 members) for 3-week session Flower fee: $30 (3-week sessions) $40 (4-week sessions); payable to instructor 10:30am - 12:30pm Location: Oki Education Center CLASS MATERIALS Ikebana flower scissors* Shallow flat …

Ikebana Flower Arrangement: Ikenobo School
1:00PM, Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Flower arrangement, ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art 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.

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

Flower arrangement, ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art. Students in this course expand on their existing knowledge of the principles and styles of the contemporary Sogetsu School, creating fresh flower arrangements each week to take home and enjoy. 2015-2016 Schedule Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30 Nov. 6, 20 (2-week session) Dec. 4, 11, 18 (3-week session) Jan. 8, 15, 22 (3-week …

Nihongo: Japanese Language Level I
10:15AM, Sunday, October 4, 2015
10:15AM, Sunday, January 3, 2016

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10:15AM, 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) 10:15am - 11:15am Location: Classroom A SESSION & UNIT DETAILS Japanese Language Level I & II cover lessons …

Nihongo: Japanese Language Level II
11:20AM, Sunday, October 4, 2015
11:20AM, Sunday, January 3, 2016

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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, October 4, 2015
12:20PM, Sunday, January 3, 2016

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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, October 4, 2015
1:20PM, Sunday, January 3, 2016

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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, October 4, 2015
10:15AM, Sunday, November 8, 2015

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10:15AM, Sunday, December 6, 2015
10:15AM, Sunday, January 3, 2016
10:15AM, Sunday, February 7, 2016
10:15AM, Sunday, March 6, 2016
10:15AM, Sunday, April 10, 2016
10:15AM, Sunday, May 1, 2016
10:15AM, Sunday, June 5, 2016

Learn to perform traditional Japanese tea ceremony in the authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of Master Soei Chieko Mihori. Be introduced to an art central to the Japanese culture and its ever-evolving, seasonal subtleties. 2015-2016 Schedule Oct. 4, 25 Nov. 8, 22 Dec. 6, 20 Jan. 3, 17 Feb. 7, 21 Mar. 6, 20 Apr. 10, 24 May 1, 22 June 5, 19 CLASS …

Sumi-E Ink Painting - Floral
10:30AM, Thursday, October 1, 2015
10:30AM, Thursday, November 5, 2015

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10:30AM, Thursday, December 3, 2015
10:30AM, Thursday, January 7, 2016
10:30AM, Thursday, February 4, 2016
10:30AM, Thursday, March 3, 2016
10:30AM, Thursday, April 7, 2016
10:30AM, Thursday, May 5, 2016
10:30AM, Thursday, September 1, 2016

Sumi-e, literally “charcoal drawing,” 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. Floral and landscape classes will start with a review of the basic techniques before moving on …

Sumi-E Ink Painting - Landscape
1:30PM, Thursday, October 1, 2015
1:30PM, Thursday, November 5, 2015

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1:30PM, Thursday, December 3, 2015
1:30PM, Thursday, January 7, 2016
1:30PM, Thursday, February 4, 2016
1:30PM, Thursday, March 3, 2016
1:30PM, Thursday, April 7, 2016
1:30PM, Thursday, May 5, 2016
1:30PM, Thursday, September 1, 2016

Sumi-e, literally “charcoal drawing,” 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. Floral and landscape classes will start with a review of the basic techniques before moving …

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