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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

Speaker Spotlight: Kendall Brown’s Delirious Japan

 How long ago did you begin the curation process for Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture, 1920–1945? A: I first saw the Levenson collection on a trip to Florida in February 2005, a dozen years before the Morikami opening. I started working closely with Bob Levenson in 2009, conceptualizing the thematic categories of the exhibition so he could collect works that would bolster these areas.  What inspired you to curate this exhibition? A: I was struck by the great quality of the work, the diversity of media, the breadth and depth of social themes…

Back to School – 10 Ways School is Different in Japan

With the American school year now in full swing, we thought it would be interesting to take a look at Japanese school life and how it differs to a typical American student’s experience. In the US, we may view Japanese culture as meticulous and strict, but Japanese students consistently rank as some of the happiest in the world—and their test scores are impressive, too! Here are some of the things that really stuck out to us as unique: 10. The school year starts in April and ends in March, with breaks for…

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