Learn how to make and then fly a kite.
Kite Flying Fun for Everyone at Morikami Museum and Gardens
All ages and abilities are welcome to attend. Join a workshop, bring your own kite or just watch and enjoy the fun!   

Father’s Day Weekend” 

Saturday, June 15, 2019 & Sunday, June 16, 2019

There are hundreds of kinds of kites in Japan, with each region of the country having their own, specific style of traditional kites. Join us in the tradition by flying your own kite or making your own in one of our workshops to fly. Plus, don’t forget to check out Falling Water, Soaring Kites in the museum galleries during this weekend.

 


Kites for ALL! 

FLY A KITE!

Date:          “Father’s Day” Sunday, June 16, 2019
Time:         1:30 – 4:30 pm
Location: Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
Price:        FREE (with registration)

All ages and abilities are welcome to attend. Bring your own kite or just watch and enjoy the fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the event of inclement weather, Mr. Toki Mikio will present a lecture about Japanese kites in the theater.

Click Here for Kite Day Registration

MAKE A KITE!

Adult/Youth Kite-Making Workshop

Date: Saturday, June 15, 2019 
Time: 1:30-4:30 PM
Location: Oki Education Center
Price: $50
Materials fee: $10 added to price of each participant
(Advanced registration required)

Adults and children 14 years old and up make orizome (dyed) kites with Mr. Toki Mikio . Weather permitting, you’ll have a chance to fly your kite following the workshop.


Family Kite-Making Workshop

Date: Saturday, June 15, 2019 or

           Sunday, June 16, 2019
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Oki Education Center
Price: $30 for a parent and 1 child plus $10 for an additional family member
Materials fee: $5 added to price of each participant
(Advanced registration required)

Kids (8 years old and up) together with a parent make rocket kites with Mr. Toki Mikio . Weather permitting, you’ll have a chance to fly your kite following the workshop.

Click Here for Workshop Registration 


Your World Renowned Kite Instructor (Mr. Toki Mikio )

As he grew older, Toki submerged himself into the traditional Japanese kite world, beginning a 42-year career as a Japanese kite maker.

Today, he continues to design and build Tokyo style kites, with a strong belief that this 400-year-old tradition should not be lost, it must be carefully taught and be passed down to future generations. In addition to making traditional Tokyo style kites, in recent years Toki has experimented in designing traditional kites using modern materials, new colors and dyes. Toki is invited as a guest to kite festivals around the world, and shows Japanese kite flying to the people, exhibiting his own kites and making Japanese kites with kids at workshops.

 

Check out our Current Exhibition Here – Falling Water, Soaring Kites
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