Obon Weekend

We invite guests to take a contemplative stroll through the gardens, fill out tanzaku slips in memory of lost loved ones, enjoy live taiko drumming performances in the spirit of Obon, and pay their respects to George Morikami at the Bon altar.

Learn more about Obon & Bondana:  Click Here

Please be advised: This is NOT A FESTIVAL. Daily admission prices are applicable for entry.

What to do each day:

Saturday, August 13, 2022 & Sunday, August 14, 2022

  1. Watch a Taiko Performance
  2. Visit the Bon Altar
  3. Fill out a tanzaku slip
  4. Walk the gardens
  5. Pay your respect to Mr. Morikami
  6. View the gallery exhibit
  7. Eat at Cornell Cafe
  8. Visit the museum store

All tickets are will-call and will be available at the theater door once you go through admission, starting at 10:00 am on Saturday, August 13, 2022. 

Membership Special: Join or Renew during Obon Weekend and receive a 13-month membership and a Morikami Tote Bag! (Tote bags are available for in-person registration only.)


Taiko Drumming PerformancesFushu Daiko Taiko Group

Cost:  $7 for Members | $10 for Non-Members

Time of Shows:

  • 11:30am – 12:00pm
  • 12:30pm – 1:00pm
  • 2:30pm – 3:00pm
  • 3:30pm – 4:00pm

Location: Morikami Theater

Museum admission is not included with the purchase of taiko tickets.

Hours & Admission Information

Tanzaku Slips

Fill out tanzaku slips in memory of your lost loved ones.

Tanzaku slip





Bon AltarSection of the Bondana display

During Obon, families decorate the altar with certain offerings of incense, flowers, or fruits.

Our Bon altar will be displayed in our Kamiya Room, adjacent to the Membership desk, for you to view during your visit.





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