Guest Artist Workshop: Bamboo Basket-Making Workshop

Guest Artist Workshop: Bamboo Basket-Making Workshop Saturday, February 9, 2019 WORKSHOP DETAILS Cost: $50 Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm Location: Oki Education Center Material Fee: $20 (cash payable to the instructor) *Required Materials to Bring With You: small garden shears, a pair of non-heavy duty pliers for wire work, and a spray bottle of water. (Registration required) Learn the art of bamboo basket making from a master bamboo craftsman, Akihiro Mashimo, from Kyoto, Japan in this hands-on workshop. Learn the history and beauty of bamboo craftsmanship, and how to apply traditional techniques combined with …

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Guest Artist Workshop: Japanese Lacquerware (Urushi) Workshop

Guest Artist Workshop: Japanese Lacquerware (Urushi) Workshop Registration opens August 1, 2018 DATE: Saturday, December 8, 2018    COST: $60 TIME: 10:00am-1:00pm or 2:00pm-5:00pm (2 sessions offered) LOCATION: Oki Education Center Material Fee: $20 (cash payable to the instructor) (Advance registration required) Join Suzanne Ross on a journey through Japan’s history and learn about the roots of urushi (Japanese lacquerware) in Japanese culture, how this exotic material is extracted, and its use in traditional arts. Students will learn how to make decorative lacquerware panels using traditional Japanese maki-e techniques. Maki-e is a technique of sprinkling …

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Midori no Hi – Greenery Day

Midori no Hi – Greenery Day Underwritten by the Homer and Martha Gudelsky Family Foundation Time: 10am-5pm Cost: FREE (with paid museum admission) Celebrate Greenery Day, Midori no Hi, at Morikami and turn recycled objects into beautiful crafts. Learn about the different ways that Japan and America are working towards a greener society and what part you and your family can play in creating a healthier planet. 10:00AM, Saturday, May 4, 2019 Google iCalendar from $FREE with paid Museum Admission

Families Reading Together Kickoff Event

Sponsored by the Palm Beach County Library System Families Reading Together Kickoff Event Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018 Cost: FREE (with paid museum admission) Time: 10am – 1pm Location: Throughout the Museum and Gardens In partnership with the Palm Beach County Library System, the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens will be hosting the 15th annual “Families Reading Together” kick-off event! Join us for a day to promote children’s literacy. Reading with your family is an important bonding experience. Children in preschool through first grade and their families are encouraged to read this …

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The Morikami Film Series

The Morikami Film Series Co-organized by The Japan Foundation and the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens. Take a cinematic journey through Japan with the new Morikami Film Series. Featuring a mix of classic films from revolutionary directors to recent contemporary films and animation, the selection will satisfy any movie lover. Tokyo Story – A film by Yasujirō Ozu (136 min., 1953) Date Thursday, October 25, 2018 Price $7 (members $5) Time 7:00pm (In Japanese, subtitled in English) A profoundly stirring evocation of elemental humanity and universal heartbreak, Tokyo Story is the crowning achievement of …

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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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Guest Speaker: Suzanne Ross – The Wonders of Japanese Lacquerware

Guest Speaker: Suzanne Ross – The Wonders of Japanese Lacquerware Urushi, the sap of the urushi tree, has been used in Japan for more than 9,200 years. It is a beautiful and versatile material that can be used not only for decoration but also to form a body, as a coating and as an adhesive. It is notably the material used to create beautiful art we call Japanese lacquerware. Join Suzanne Ross on a journey through Japan’s history and learn about the roots of urushi in Japanese culture, how this exotic material …

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Guest Speaker: Nancy Dickenson – Sophie and The Rising Sun

Film Screening Guest Speaker: Nancy Dickenson – Sophie and The Rising Sun Set in the autumn of 1941 in Salty Creek, a fishing village in South Carolina, the film tells the dramatic story of interracial lovers swept up in the tides of history. As World War II rages in Europe a wounded Asian stranger, Mr. Ohta, appears in the town under mysterious circumstances. Sophie, a native of Salty Creek, quickly becomes transfixed by Mr. Ohta and a friendship born of their mutual love of art blossoms into a delicate and forbidden courtship. …

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Stone Carving Techniques Workshop (Professional Workshop)

Stone Carving Techniques Workshop (Professional Workshop) MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR 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 Stone-masonry in Japan. 2:30PM, Monday, February 11, 2019 Google iCalendar from $80

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