Author Talk: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Author Talk: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee   DATE  Thursday, January 11, 2018 TIME   7:00pm, museum doors reopen at 6:00pm LOCATION   Morikami Theater PRICE   $12 (members $10) *Advance ticket purchase required     ABOUT THE PRESENTATION Join us for an enlightening conversation as Min Jin Lee discusses her most recent best selling novel, a finalist for the National Book Award, and the broader context of the Asian diaspora. Lee’s talk will be followed by a Q& A and book signing. (Pachinko will be available for purchase at the Morikami Museum Store.)  In this bestselling, …

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What is Shinto?

What is Shinto? Sponsored by the Florida Kyudo Kai | Talk by Taishi Kato DATE  Saturday, December 9, 2017 TIME   1:30pm LOCATION   Morikami Theater PRICE   FREE with paid museum admission   ABOUT THE PRESENTATION There will be a lecture & a blessing by visiting Shinto priest Taishi Kota and an archery demonstration by Florida Kyudo Kai. Shinto is said to be the source of Japanese culture — But, why is it a mystery? Taishi Kato, known under his priest title Taishi Gon-Negi, shares his view of Shinto by shedding light on how the …

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Strokes of Genius: Artistry and Music with Yasunori Kimata

Strokes of Genius: Artistry and Music with Yasunori Kimata Underwritten by the JM Foundation, Sushi Republic Restaurant and Renaissance Hotel DATE  Friday, February 23, 2018 TIME  7:00pm, museum doors reopen at 6:00pm PRICE  $20 (members $15) LOCATION  Morikami Theater Advance ticket purchase required   Join up-and-coming artist Yasunori Kimata for an evening of art, music and the mastery of the brush. An artist with many talents, Kimata is in his element as he paints live. See art come to life before your eyes, accompanied by the heart-pounding rhythms of taiko drumming by Fushu Daiko …

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Performance Poetry Workshop

Performance Poetry Workshop A Collaboration with the Palm Beach Poetry Festival Date: Sunday, January 21, 2018  Cost: $35 Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm Location: Classroom A ABOUT THE WORKSHOP Led by two national poetry slam champions and artists, learn about performance poetry and how to create your own work in this hands-on workshop.  Discover your own voice by exploring the ideas of self-identity through performance poetry. The workshop touches upon diversity and celebrates our personal cultural heritage, highlighting the unique individuals in our community. Stay For… 1:30pm – 2:30pm – A public performance by Elizabeth Acevedo and G …

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Introducing Miss Gunma: The Japanese Friendship Dolls of 1927

Introducing Miss Gunma: The Japanese Friendship Dolls of 1927 Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Talk by Alan Scott Pate. DATE  Saturday, March 3, 2018 TIME   1:00pm LOCATION   Morikami Theater PRICE   FREE *No reservations. Tickets will be given out the day of the event, at a first come, first served basis, starting at 10 am in front of the theater. ABOUT THE PRESENTATION With the celebration of Hina Matsuri (Doll Festival) on March 3, Pate explores the role of Japanese dolls in traditional Japanese culture; their history, art and meaning. …

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Performance Poetry by Elizabeth Acevedo and G Yamazawa

Performance Poetry by Elizabeth Acevedo and G Yamazawa A Collaboration with the Palm Beach Poetry Festival Date: Sunday, January 21, 2018 Cost: FREE (with paid museum admission) Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm Location: Morikami Theater ABOUT THE EVENT Listen to two national poetry slam champions liven up our stage with poetry.  Discover your own voice by exploring the ideas of self-identity through performance poetry. Museum visitors are also welcome to participate and share on stage. The artists are offering a Performance Poetry Workshop earlier in the day, for more details and to register CLICK HERE! Elizabeth Acevedo is the youngest …

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Film Screening – “American Pastime” movie

Film Screening – “American Pastime” movie Underwritten by the JM Foundation. Discussion led by Producer Kerry Yo Nakagawa. ABOUT THE FILM American Pastime is a powerful, inspiring drama set in the 1940’s U.S. concentration camps, about a Japanese American family, whose love of country, jazz music and baseball help them find strength to survive indignity and injustice. Audience favorite winner of the Asian American Film Festival in San Francisco with themes of redemption, tolerance, patriotism and especially humanity. “American Pastime is a crowd-pleaser…”  Dennis Harvey, Daily Variety “The movie culminates in a …

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Singing the Blues: Traditional Japanese Indigo

Singing the Blues: Traditional Japanese Indigo Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Talk by John Marshall.   DATE  Friday, December 8, 2017 TIME   7:00pm, museum doors reopen at 6:00pm LOCATION   Morikami Theater PRICE   $10 (members $7) *Advance ticket purchase required   ABOUT THE PRESENTATION Singing the Blues is a lively and informative presentation on the rich diversity and enduring beauty of traditional Japanese indigo. Marshall highlights a range of textiles from his own collection, including work by Living National Treasures. Participants are welcome to bring treasures from their own collection for …

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Documentary Film Screening – Kokoyakyu: High School Baseball Documentary

Documentary Film Screening – Kokoyakyu: High School Baseball Documentary In Japan, baseball is not a pastime — it’s a national obsession. For many of the country’s youth, the sport has become a rite of passage, epitomized by the national high school baseball tournament known simply as “Koshien.” Four thousand teams enter, but only 49 are chosen to compete in the championship that grips the nation for two weeks every August.   EVENT DETAILS Thursday, November 2, 2017 Cost: $10 ($7 for members) Location: Morikami Theater Tickets will be held at the theater door under your name Discussion …

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TAIKOZA: Voice of the Earth Tour 2018

TAIKOZA: Voice of the Earth Tour 2018 Underwritten by the JM Foundation, Japan Foundation of New York and the Residence Inn® by Marriott® Boca Raton DATE  Friday, April 13, 2018 TIME  7:00pm, museum doors reopen at 6:00pm PRICE  $25 (members $20) LOCATION  Morikami Theater Advance ticket purchase required | All tickets are will-call and will be available at the door the day of the event after 6pm. SOLD OUT Experience the thunderous rhythms of the ancestral Japanese Taiko drums and the magical sounds of the bamboo flutes. Hear the 160 lb. Taiko drum; give …

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