From I Do to Congratulations, Morikami Offers Beautiful Celebrations

We all know the four basic seasons (even if we don’t get to enjoy them to the fullest here in South Florida) but here at Morikami, and venues across the nation, a fifth season is in full swing – Wedding Season! From photo sessions to dress alterations, cake tastings to music selections, we know all about the joys (and stresses) weddings can bring. If you’re looking for a little peace and tranquility in the midst of all that planning, why not give Morikami a look? With romantic sites in the peaceful gardens, …

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Collecting Japan: Q&A with Veljko Dujin, Curator of Collections at Morikami

Morikami’s Curator of Collections, Veljko Dujin, recently traveled to Japan in search of interesting artwork, little-known details of the life of Japan’s most famous nun, and the regionally favored cookie at every stop along the way. From May 1 through 19, Veljko hit Kyoto, Tokyo, Okayama, Kurashiki, Osaka, Nishinomiya, Nagoya, and Seto. Here’s what we learned about his whirlwind journey: What was the primary purpose of your trip? I set out to research Otagaki Rengetsu, a painter, calligrapher and ceramicist, and arguably the most famous nun in Japanese history. She lived from …

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Rain or Shine, Sake is Always a Good Time!

Picture this: you’re strolling through Roji-en, taking in the sights and sounds of bamboo rustling in the wind, wildlife scampering over the path and Morikami Lake gently lapping at the shore of Yamato Island. You’ve just filled your belly with delightful sushi and Pan-Asian cuisine from the Cornell Café that paired perfectly with a crisp and cool sip of sparkling sake. As you round the lake and your stroll comes to a close you make your way to the theater for the rousing beats of Fushu Daiko’s taiko drumming. Now, make that …

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The Galleries Are All Dolled Up! Morikami Introduces Kokeshi & Tanabata Exhibits for Summer

We know you’re looking for great summer activities that’ll let you enjoy the great out doors, but give you an indoor option for the unpredictable South Florida weather, and we think we’ve got just what you’re looking for. This summer Morikami is debuting two new exhibits, so you can come for the gardens and stay for the galleries. Both exhibits, “Wood Be Kindred Spirits: The Kokeshi Dolls of Bob Brokop,” and “Tanabata: Japan’s Star Festival – Views of Tanabata in São Paulo, Brazil by Jade Matarazzo” will be featured in our main …

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