When Cultures Meld: A Q&A with Horishiki on Tattoos, Cultures and Art on April 8

When cultures meld, it can be an opportunity to compare our similarities and experiences, rather than our differences. Artist Horishiki (Chris Brand) illustrates the common thread that runs between the Latino/Chicano and Japanese cultures through his dynamic tattoo storytelling. At his April 8 lecture at Morikami, Horishiki will explore his work, which depicts individuals’ battles against oppression in graphic, compelling “ink.” His lecture is part of the programming supporting the current exhibit, Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World, on display through May 8, 2016. The Morikami invites you to talk …

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Morikami Makes – Hanami Dango!

Hanami Dango (花見団子) Quick History Hanami dango is a rice paste dessert named after the popular Japanese tradition of hanami (花見), literally flower viewing. Hanami dates back to the Nara Period (710–794) or possibly Heian Period (794–1185 A.D), and remains a beloved national pastime today. Hanami gatherings usually take place around late March in Kyūshū, the southernmost (and hottest) prefecture of Japan, and as late as mid-May in the northernmost (and coldest) prefecture, Hokkaidō. No matter what prefecture you choose for hanami, however, the blossoms only last for a week or two. …

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What’s New @ Hatsume

Springtime means Hatsume Fair at Morikami, and we’ve got an incredible lineup planned for you this year! Take a look at what’s new in 2016 and be sure to purchase your discounted tickets today!

Morikami Explores the Tranquil Beauty of Japanese Dance

Join us on March 11, 2016 Price: $15 for non-members, $10 for members Time: 7:00 (museum doors open at 6:00pm) Advance ticket purchase required Tickets will be held at the door under your name This program is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts.