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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.

  • Art of Bonsai: Intermediate

    About: The ancient art of bonsai creates the illusion of maturity in a tree, no matter its actual age. Students in this class build on their knowledge of bonsai techinques.
    Dates: January 4, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8
    March 1, 8, 15, 29, Apr. 12

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  • Art of Bonsai: Beginners

    About: The ancient art of bonsai creates the illusion of maturity in a tree, no matter its actual age. Students in this course learn the basics of how to train and trim their own bonsai tree.
    Dates: October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2 (12:00pm-3:00pm) (CLOSED, CLASS FULL)
    January 4, 18, 25, February 1, 8 (1:00pm-4:00pm)
    March 1, 8, 15, 29, April 12 (1:00pm-4:00pm)

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  • Ikebana Flower Arrangement: Ikenobo School

    About: Flower arrangement, or ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art. Students in this course learn the basic principles and style of the Ikenobo school, creating fresh flower arrangements each week.
    Dates: October 7, 14, 21, 28
    November 4, 11, 18  
    December 2, 9, 16
    January 6, 13, 20, 27
    February 3, 10, 17, 24
    March 3, 10, 17, 24
    April 7, 14, 21, 28
    May 5, 12, 19, 26
    (Please note there has been a date change in the November class series from the printed education brochure)

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  • Intermediate & Advanced Ikebana Flower Arrangement: Sogetsu School

    Flower arrangement, or ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art. Students in this course expand on their knowledge of the principles of the contemporary Sogetsu School, creating fresh flower arrangements each week.
    Dates: October 17, 24, 31 (3-week session)
    November 14, 21 (2-week session)
    December 5, 12, 19 (3-week session)
    January 9, 16, 23 (3-week session)
    February 6, 13, 27 (3-week session)
    March 6, 13, 20, 27 (4-week session)
    April 3, 10, 17 (3-week session)
    May 1, 8, 15, 22 (4-week session)

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  • Introductory Ikebana Flower Arrangement: Sogetsu School

    About: Flower arrangement, or ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art. Students in this course learn the basic principles of the contemporary Sogetsu School, creating fresh flower arrangements each week.
    Dates: January 7, 14, 21 (3-week session)
    February 4, 18, 25 (3-week session)
    March 4, 11, 18, 25
    April 8, 15, 22, 29

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  • Nihongo: Japanese Language Level I

    About: All Nihongo courses provide an introduction to the Japanese language and culture.
    Date: October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23 (Fall 2014) (CLOSED, CLASS FULL)
    January 4, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1 (Winter 2015)
    March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 12, 26, May 3, 10 (Spring 2015)

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  • Nihongo: Japanese Language Level II

    About: All Nihongo courses provide an introduction to the Japanese language and culture.
    Dates: October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23 (Fall 2014)
    January 4, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1 (Winter 2015)
    March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 12, 26, May 3, 10 (Spring 2015)

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  • Nihongo: Japanese Language Level III

    About: All Nihongo courses provide an introduction to the Japanese language and culture.
    Dates: October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23 (Fall 2014)
    January 4, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1 (Winter 2015)
    March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 12, 26, May 3, 10 (Spring 2015)

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  • Nihongo: Japanese Language Level IV

    About: All Nihongo courses provide an introduction to the Japanese language and culture.
    Dates: October 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 (Fall 2014)
    January 4, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1 (Winter 2015)
    March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 12, 26, May 3, 10 (Spring 2015)

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  • Sado Tea Ceremony

    About: Learn to perform traditional Japanese tea ceremony, or Sado.
    Dates: October 12, 26
    November 2, 16
    December 7, 21
    January 4, 18
    February 8, 15
    March 8, 22
    April 12, May 3
    May 17, 31
    June 7, 21
    (Please note that the Oct. 19th date advertised in the education brochure has changed to Oct. 12th)

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  • Sumi-E Ink Painting - Floral

    Sumi-e is a form of Japanese ink painting primarily done in black ink. Students learn how to hold and utilize brushes to create the primary sumi-e brushstrokes. Beginners welcome!
    Class Dates: October 9, 16, 23, 30
    November 6, 13, 20 (3-week session)
    December 4, 11, 18 (3-week session)
    December 4, 11, 18 (3-week session)
    January 8, 15, 22, 29
    February 5, 12, 19, 26
    March 5, 12, 19, 26
    April 2, 9, 16, 23
    May 7, 14, 21, 28

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  • Sumi-E Ink Painting - Landscape

    About: Sumi-e is a form of Japanese ink painting primarily done in black ink. Students learn how to hold and utilize brushes to create the primary sumi-e brushstrokes. Beginners welcome!
    Dates: October 9, 16, 23, 30
    November 6, 13, 20
    December 4, 11, 18
    January 8, 15, 22, 29
    February 5, 12, 19, 26
    March 5, 12, 19, 26
    April 2, 9, 16, 23
    May 7, 14, 21, 28

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