Sponsored by JM Family Enterprises & Residence Inn by Marriott Boca Raton
The Art of Japanese Stone Carving
Talk and demonstration by Takaaki Saida

DATE  Sunday, February 10, 2019
TIME  1:00pm
PRICE  FREE with museum admission
LOCATION  Morikami Theater

(No Reservations.  Tickets will be given out the day of the event, at a first come, first served basis.)

Learn about the nature of stone, the history of stone smithing techniques and stone sculptures by master craftsman, Takaaki Saida a fifth generation stone smith from Japan. A demonstration will follow the presentation.



Takaaki Saida is a fifth generation stone smith who preserves his family tradition that has been passed down for generations. He uses classic stone-smith techniques and additionally collaborates with modern architects and artists in various fields. Saida is the owner of Saida Sekizai and is a certified Traditional Craftsman in Traditional Stonemasonry in Japan.