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‘Tis the Season at the Morikami Museum Store

You love Morikami for our beautiful gardens and unique exhibitions, but you’ll also love us for filling your shopping bags as we descend on a busy season of holiday shopping starting this November! First, get a head start on your shopping list during  the Museum Store Season Preview Sale from November 9 – 11. Morikami members save 20 percent on all regular priced merchandise. Whether you need a hostess gift, holiday gifts or just a little something for yourself, now is the time to indulge. Not a member? Join here. After splurging at…

Having Back to School Nostalgia? Class is in Session for the Culturally Curious at The Morikami!

Going back to class isn’t just for grade-school and college kids. At the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, everyone can enjoy a hands-on experience, so whether you are looking for entertainment, interested in learning a new craft or just culturally curious we have something for you.  There are with a variety of new workshops, discussions and films. The educational team at the Morikami has introduced innovative, interactive workshops that will teach you how to create with bamboo and leave your mark on stone. New film series and discussions will enlighten you to…

A Summer of Studio Ghibli Films: The Classics!

New Morikami Film Series Welcomes Everyone into Anime “A Summer of Studio Ghibli Films: The Classics” Showcased in Digitally Upgraded Theatre, June 13-August 11 The Morikami Museum maintains its reputation of being both a gateway for newcomers and a well-established venue for devoted Japanese culture enthusiasts with its newest summer film series. Beginning Wednesday, June 13, The Morikami will screen classic gems from the Japanese filmmaker and distributor Studio Ghibli. The films, which are well-known among anime (Japanese cartoons) and manga lovers, are the perfect introduction to the genre, according to Lisa…

Our Summer Music Program is Major Key!

This summer Morikami is alive with the sound of music as we embark on our second annual Children’s Summer Camp and Guest Artist Workshops: Japanese Traditional Music Program for Adults. Both music programs are perfect for adults and children who are passionate about music and experiencing Japanese culture (from the convenience of Delray Beach).

Why are Dolls a Big Deal in Japan?

On Saturday, March 3, we will be celebrating Hina Matsuri at Morikami with all-day fun for the entire family. But, are you familiar with the significance of Doll’s (or Girls’) Day in Japan? Hina Matsuri (ひな祭り), also known as Momo no Sekku (桃の節句) is Doll’s Day or Girls’ Day in Japan, a traditional holiday celebrated on March 3rd. The holiday’s origin derived from a practice during the Heian period (794-1185) in which families sent straw or paper dolls in small boats down the river. It was believed these dolls became effigies that kept children…

Modern Hishimochi Recipe 

It’s hard for our staffers to not eat, sleep and breathe all things Japan when our colleague (and resident sweet maker) Amanda, brought in this delicious cheesecake treat! She kindly shared the recipe- we hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

This recipe comes from the Aloha State, Hawaii. With one of the largest Japanese and Japanese-American populations in the US, the islands are home to some creative takes on traditional Japanese sweets. As cheesecake is popular in both Japan and the US, this dish is the perfect dessert to carry on the symbolism of the season wherever you are.

Shop Morikami this Holiday Season

You love Morikami for its beautiful gardens and unique exhibitions, but you’ll also love Morikami for filling your shopping bags as we descend on a busy season of holiday shopping starting this November.   If you need any shopping inspiration, November’s item of the month should help. These beautiful sake sets made in Japan are on sale through the end of the month, down from $30 to $19.99. They come gift boxed, so they’re ready for your next holiday party. No matter how long your holiday shopping list is, you’ll find unique…

School is in Session!

Have you been wanting to learn a new instrument, create some awesome indigo tie-dye, or become a gift wrapping ninja? Morikami offers an assortment of Japanese cultural and art classes and workshops taught by experienced instructors. Check out some of our classes and workshops below:

Help Restore Our Gardens

Dear Friends of the Morikami, Hurricane Irma came roaring through Florida, leaving in its wake a path of devastation and destruction. I hope that you and your loved ones are moving forward and are able to overcome the challenges that this fierce storm created. It is heartening to see our communities pulling together and helping each other to overcome the damages by instituting the necessary repairs. Once Irma had passed the Morikami, staff and I ventured into our beautiful Japanese Gardens and we were saddened to see the level of damage and…

Headline: 5 Things That Make Hatsume Hatsume

Like your favorite holiday, Hatsume Fair only comes once a year, so let’s plan this out. Otherwise, you’ll have to wait another 364 days before you get to do all of the things that make Hatsume Hatsume. In other words, there is no other festival like it. Hatsume Fair April 1 & 2 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Rain or Shine (preferably Shine) Purchase Tickets Here

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