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Make November Memories at Morikami!

The year has flown! Another successful Lantern Festival has come and gone, and now we patiently await the many celebrations that unfold at year’s end! With November marking the official beginning of the holiday season, make some memories with us and enjoy the exciting programming being offered at Morikami.

Ikebana Flower Arrangement: Ikenobo School

Tuesdays, November 3, 10 & 17, 2015 | 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Flower arrangement, ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art. The Ikenobo School is the oldest and most traditional. Students in this course learn the basic principles and styles of Ikenobo, creating fresh flower arrangements each week to take home and enjoy.

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Sumi-e Ink Painting: Floral

Thursdays, November 5, 12 & 19, 2015 | 10:30am – 12:30pm
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.

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Sumi-e Ink Painting: Landscape

Thursdays, November 5, 12 & 19, 2015 | 1:30pm – 3:30pm
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 mimic sweeping landscapes.

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Ikebana Flower Arrangement: Sogetsu School

Fridays, November 6 & 20, 2015 | 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Flower arrangement, ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art. Students in this course learn the basic principles and styles of the contemporary Sogetsu School, creating fresh flower arrangements each week to take home and enjoy.

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“Families Reading Together” Kick-off Event (a collaboration with PBC Library System)

Saturday, November 7, 2015 | 10:00am – 5:00pm
All children presenting a Palm Beach County library card will receive free admission to the Morikami for themselves and one adult. Join us for storytelling, craft activities, book giveaways and more!

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Tea Ceremony Workshop

Saturday, November 7, 2015 | 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Learn the basics of sado, “the way of tea” and the foundation of Japanese tea ceremony. Master Soei Chieko Mihori teaches participants the proper etiquette for a guest invited to tea ceremony. This workshop is a prerequisite for Tea Ceremony Class.

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Sado Tea Ceremony Class

Sundays, November 8 & 22, 2015 | Individual appointments begin at 10:15am
Learn to perform traditional Japanese tea ceremony in the authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of Master Soei Chieko Mihori. Tea Ceremony Workshop (offered November 7) is a prerequisite for this class.

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Personal History, Ethnicity and Advocacy: A Talk by Wendy Maruyama

Thursday, November 12, 2015 | 7:15pm (museum doors open at 6:00pm)
In conjunction with our new exhibition, Executive Order 9066, Morikami is proud to present a compelling lecture by Wendy Maruyama, who will discuss her work and 35 year career as a furniture maker and an artist.

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Family Fun: Haiku Poetry Walk

Sunday, November 15, 2015 | 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Take an autumn stroll through the gardens of Roji-en and write a personal haiku on ginkgo leaf themed paper. When you return to the museum, add it to the haiku tree!

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Documentary Film Screening: The Cats of Mirikitani

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 | 11:00am & 2:00pm
In conjunction with our new exhibition, Jimmy Tsutomu Mirikitani, this film offers an intimate exploration of the lingering wounds of war and the healing powers of friendship and art. Eighty-year-old Jimmy Mirikitani survived the trauma of WWII internment camps, Hiroshima, and homelessness by creating art. But when 9/11 threatens his life on the New York City streets and a local filmmaker brings him to her home, the two embark on a journey to confront Jimmy’s painful past. This documentary was the winner of the Audience Award at its premiere in the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival.

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Demonstration of Sado: The Way of Tea

Saturday, November 21, 2015 | 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm & 3:00pm
Observe Japanese sado, “the way of tea,” an ever-changing demonstration rich in seasonal subtleties. The true spirit of sado — harmony (wa), reverence (kei), purity (sei), tranquility (jaku) — along with a sip of green tea and a sweet can bring a calm perspective into a busy life.

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For more information of these or any of our programs, visit the event calendar, or browse the site using the search function. We look forward to seeing you all month long!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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