Hatsume Fair: A One-Of-A-Kind Celebration of Spring

Hatsume Fair: A One-Of-A-Kind Celebration of Spring Saturday and Sunday, April 4 and 5, 2020 from 10am–5pm Celebrating the first bud of spring, Morikami’s largest annual event, Hatsume Fair, transforms the normally tranquil Morikami Park into a unique Japanese spring festival featuring two stages (with taiko drumming, martial arts demos, and our annual costume and fashion show contest), avenues of artisan booths, plant sales, Japanese street fair food vendors and children’s activities. Enjoy martial arts demonstrations and taiko drumming shows Experience Japanese games and activities, including Cosplay and fashion contests Peruse avenues of artisan, craft and …

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Oshogatsu: A New Years Celebration

Oshogatsu: A New Years Celebration Sunday, January 12, 2020 from 10am-5pm About Morikami’s New Year’s Celebration The New Year is Japan’s most important and celebrated holiday. We ring in our 42nd annual New Year’s celebration with the tastes, sights and sounds that define the traditional Japanese New Year as well as our own. Oshogatsu, offers entertainment and games, many surrounding the theme of each year’s Japanese zodiac – 2020 Year of the Rat Enjoy New Year’s traditions and games, including mochi pounding demonstrations Taste Japanese cuisine, beer and rare, high-end sake Peruse …

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Member Appreciation Weekend

Member Appreciation Weekend Happening All Weekend Charles Albert Jewelry Trunk Show Friday–Sunday | 11:00am–4:00pm Exquisite handcrafted jewelry with unusual high quality stones from around the world! Meet designer Charles Albert! Hard Bodies: Contemporary Japanese Lacquer Sculpture Friday–Sunday | 1:30pm and 3:30pm Docent-led gallery tour through the current exhibition. Japanese Gardens 101 Friday–Sunday | 11:30am and 2:30pm Docent-led discussion through one of the gardens in Roji-en: Gardens of the Drops of Dew. Also This Weekend Artist Talk: The Wonders of Japanese Lacquerware “Urushi” by Suzanne Ross Friday | 7:00pm | $10 (Members $7)* …

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Educational Programming Registration Opens

Educational Programming Registration Opens Click on the Cultural Program Tab on our website to view all of our offerings.  Special programs includes: films, lecture and presentations. 12:01AM, Wednesday, August 1, 2018 Google iCalendar

Sado: Tea Ceremony Class

Sado: Tea Ceremony Class Expand upon your knowledge of Japanese tea ceremony in this hands-on class. Perform traditional Japanese tea ceremony, with its ever-evolving seasonal subtleties, in the authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of instructor Yoshiko Hardick. The tea ceremony changes from month to month and from season to season. The Beginners class and Intermediate class will share one class session together. 2019-2020 SCHEDULE CLASS DETAILS PRICE: 2-week session: $55 ($50 members) Class sessions run 2-weeks and are purchased as a “session only”, not individual classes. MATERIAL FEE: N/A PREREQUISITE: None for …

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Guest Speaker: Brynn Saito – Following the Brush: Japanese Poetic Forms, Then & Now

Guest Speaker: Brynn Saito – Following the Brush: Japanese Poetic Forms, Then & Now Award-winning California poet, Brynn Saito, will discuss the zuihitsu, a form of prose-poetry writing that emerged during Japan’s 11th century. Closely translated as “following the brush,” zuihitsu collects observations, notes, personal feelings, and quotes in a seemingly random and associative manner, leading to surprising, poignant poetic expressions. Saito will discuss how this form—and how Japanese culture, more generally—informs her work. She will close with a short poetry reading, book signing, and Q & A. EVENT DETAILS Thursday, April …

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Guest Speaker: Sayaka Ganz – Reclaimed Creations

Guest Speaker: Sayaka Ganz – Reclaimed Creations Experience the artistic processes of artist Sayaka Ganz. Learn how she came to use plastics as her creative materials, the message behind her animal sculptures and what she has learned from making these sculptures. Ganz shares her unique and international upbringing, in Japan, Brazil, and Hong Kong, and how it influenced the way she approaches her materials and art. EVENT DETAILS Friday, February 15, 2019 Cost: FREE (with paid museum admission) Location: Morikami Theater Discussion led by Sayaka Ganz Time: 1:00pm ABOUT THE SPEAKER Sayaka Ganz was …

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CLOSED Closed : Mondays and major holidays New Year’s Day Martin Luther King President’s Day Memorial Day Easter Sunday Labor Day Columbus Day Veteran’s Day Thanksgiving Day Christmas Day Regular Hours : Tues – Sun: 10am-5pm **PLEASE NOTE: We will be closed AUGUST 12, 2018 – AUGUST 18, 2018 for Morikami Museum facility maintenance** 10:00AM, Monday, June 25, 2018 Google iCalendar 10:00AM, Monday, July 2, 2018 Google iCalendar 10:00AM, Wednesday, July 4, 2018 Google iCalendar 10:00AM, Monday, July 9, 2018 Google iCalendar 10:00AM, Monday, July 16, 2018 Google iCalendar 10:00AM, Monday, July 23, 2018 Google iCalendar …

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World Bonsai Day

World Bonsai Day   10:00AM, Saturday, May 12, 2018 Google iCalendar

2018 Annual Meeting and Year-in-Review

2018 Annual Meeting and Year-in-Review The Morikami, Inc. Board of Trustees invites you to join us as we mark the accomplishments of the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens over the past year, recognize our supporters and elect new trustees. Your vote matters! Complimentary. By invite only for current Morikami Members. RSVP by March 13 by phone at 561.233.1314 or by clicking below: Click to RSVP … 5:30PM, Thursday, March 15, 2018 Google iCalendar