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Help Us Give Miss Gunma the Home She Deserves

Save a Piece of History With Us Morikami is poised to take advantage of a unique opportunity that may never present itself again. Several months ago, we were approached by a private collector with an offer to acquire a Japanese Friendship Doll—Miss Gunma. These dolls are a significant but often forgotten piece of the history […]

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Speaker Spotlight: Robert Lang

Hear from TED Talk Contributor, Robert Lang, at Morikami on Friday, December 9th (advance ticket purchase required) Robert J. Lang has been an avid student of origami for over forty years and is now recognized as one of the world’s leading masters of the art, with over 500 designs catalogued and diagrammed. He is noted […]

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Travel Tuesday: Camping in Japan

 by Jessica Ortega, Digital Marketing Coordinator So you’ve checked the tourist traps off your list, visited a shrine (or ten!), and have spent the night in a capsule hotel—now what? There is so much to do and see in Japanese cities, that it’s easy to forget that the great Japanese outdoors is just a train […]

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Travel Tuesdays: Japanese Fashion Hotspots

By: Madison Ross, Volunteer Office Intern   Hi everyone! My name is Madison Ross, and I am a new volunteer at Morikami working specifically within the Volunteer/Docent Coordinating Department. With the staff and volunteers offering such kindness and the architecture and landscapes offering a visually pleasing experience, I truly feel at peace here at Morikami […]

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Travel Tuesdays: A Traveler’s Wishlist

By Valentina Rizo, Marketing Intern   Hey Morikami Fans! My name is Valentina Rizo, and I’ve been volunteering at Morikami for two years, and have recently joined the Marketing Department as their intern. I was first drawn to Morikami because of the way that the park transports you away from Florida and instantly immerses you […]

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Creating Otherworldly Art with… Paper and a Knife

To view the exclusive additions to the “Shadows of the Floating Worlds: Paper Cuts by Hiromi Moneyhun,” plan to visit Morikami from to June 10–September 16; Member Preview is June. 9.   Organized by the Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens. Funded in part by the Henry and Tomoye Takahashi Charitable Foundation and the National Endowment […]

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The Purple-and-Green High-Speed Machine: Riding the Hokkaido Shinkansen

We are excited to introduce our new summer blog series, Travel Tuesdays! The Morikami staff have collectively traveled all over Japan, and it is our pleasure to share those experiences—along with tips, pictures, videos, and more—with our followers and supporters! So whether you’re a seasoned globe-trotter, familiar with the ins and outs of Japanese travel, […]

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