Morikami’s Director of Education Reiko Nishioka remembers how she and her community celebrated New Year’s Day in Japan. Oshogatsu marks the Japanese New Year at the Morikami January 10, 2010.
Even things we like, we tend to overlook. For years, I’ve been looking at, but not really appreciating, the lovely kanji that symbolizes the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens. The Japanese design sums up the distinctive nature of the museum with its strong, black ink strokes. But this year, the look of the museum received a whole new blast of life. The museum’s marketing staff partnered with Button Worldwide to recreate the kanji through a modern lens. It is a re-imagined, updated design that takes the kanji into the year 2010. According …
Record high temperatures, low humidity and no bugs translate into perfect dining conditions for the outside terrace at The Morikami’s Cornell Cafe.
Fusing elements of abstract expressionist painting with the textural nature of fabrics and the ruggedness of raw clay, Jun Kaneko is a prolific artist who contributed to one, if not the, most innovative movement in the history of American ceramic art. His show opens at The Morikami Dec. 22, 2009.