Travel to Japan: Intro to Language and Culture

Workshop Travel to Japan: Intro to Language and Culture Traveling to Japan?  This one-day workshop (6-hours) will offer you a basic introduction into Japanese language and culture.  Learn how to ask directions or how to order food and much more.  Feel more confident while visiting the Land of the Rising Sun. 2019-2020 SCHEDULE WORKSHOP DETAILS TIME  9:30 am -12:00 pm, break, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm Workshop 1  Saturday, October 12, 2019 Workshop 2  Saturday, April 18, 2020 PRICE  $90 per session LOCATION Oki Education Center   9:30AM, Saturday, October 12, 2019 Google …

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MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER

Morikami Film Series MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER Sponsored by The Rubens Family Foundation A film by Hiromasa Yonebayashi DATE  Saturday, July 11, 2020 TIME   11:00am (dubbed in English)               2:00pm (In Japanese, subtitled in English) RUN TIME  102 min. RELEASE DATE  2018 RATING  PG COST $5 with paid museum admission LOCATION  Morikami Theater From Academy Award® -nominated Hiromasa Yonebayashi – animator on Studio Ghibli masterpieces Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Ponyo, and director of When Marnie Was There and The Secret World of Arrietty– comes …

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MODEST HEROES: PONOC SHORT FILMS THEATRE, VOLUME 1

Morikami Film Series MODEST HEROES: PONOC SHORT FILMS THEATRE, VOLUME 1 Sponsored by The Rubens Family Foundation A film by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Yoshiyuki Momose, and Akihiko Yamashita DATE Saturday, June 13, 2020 TIME   11:00am (dubbed in English)               2:00pm (In Japanese, subtitled in English) RUN TIME  53 min. RELEASE DATE  2019 RATING  Not Rated COST $5 with paid museum admission LOCATION  Morikami Theater Studio Ponoc, the new animation studio founded by two-time Academy Award® nominee Yoshiaki Nishimura (The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, When Marnie Was There) …

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LU OVER THE WALL

Morikami Film Series LU OVER THE WALL Sponsored by The Rubens Family Foundation A film by Masaaki Yuasa DATE  Sunday, May 10, 2020 TIME   11:00am (dubbed in English)               2:00pm (In Japanese, subtitled in English) RUN TIME  107 min. RELEASE DATE  2017 RATING  Not Rated COST $5 with paid museum admission LOCATION  Morikami Theater From visionary anime auteur Masaaki Yuasa comes a joyously hallucinogenic but family-friendly take on the classic fairy tale about a little mermaid who comes ashore to join a middle-school rock band and propel …

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SHOPLIFTERS

Morikami Film Series SHOPLIFTERS Sponsored by JM Family Enterprises A film by Kore-Eda Hirokazu DATE  Friday, April 24, 2020 TIME  7:00pm (Museum doors reopen at 6pm) RUN TIME  121 min. RELEASE DATE  2018 RATING  R COST  $7 (members $5) *Members need to be logged in to the website to receive their discount. LOCATION  Morikami Theater On the margins of Tokyo, a dysfunctional band of outsiders are united by fierce loyalty, a penchant for petty theft and playful grifting. When the young son is arrested, secrets are exposed that upend their tenuous, below-the-radar existence …

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WELCOME TO THE SPACE SHOW

Morikami Film Series WELCOME TO THE SPACE SHOW Sponsored by The Rubens Family Foundation A film by Kōji Masunari & Masaaki Yuasa DATE  Sunday, February 23, 2020 TIME  11:00 am (dubbed in English)    2:00 pm (In Japanese, subtitled in English) RUN TIME  136 min. RELEASE DATE  2010 RATING  Not Rated COST  $5 with paid museum admission LOCATION  Morikami Theater It seems like just another lazy summer is in store for Amane and her older cousin Natsuki. Lolling about the Japanese countryside, the days are blithe and boundless. But boredom quickly vanishes when …

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MIRAI

Morikami Film Series MIRAI Sponsored by The Rubens Family Foundation Sunday, December 15, 2019 A film by Mamoru Hosoda TIME 11:00 am (dubbed in English)   2:00 pm (In Japanese, subtitled in English) RUN TIME 98 min., 2018 RATING  PG COST $5 with paid museum admission   (FREE for members as part Member Appreciation Weekend – Please reserve your tickets.) LOCATION Morikami Theater From acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Children) and Japan’s Studio Chizu comes MIRAI, a daringly original story of love passed down through generations. When four-year-old Kun meets his new …

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FIREWORKS

Film Series FIREWORKS Sponsored by The Rubens Family Foundation Friday, October 4, 2019 A film by Akiyuki Shinbō & Nobuyuki Takeuchi TIME   7:00pm (Museum doors reopen at 6pm) RUN TIME 90 min. RELEASE DATE 2017 RATING Not Rated In Japanese, subtitled in English COST $7 (members $5) LOCATION Morikami Theater Producer Genki Kawamura follows up his mega-hit Your Name with another tale of star-crossed teenage lovers with a sci-fi fantasy twist. Shy Norimichi and fast-talking Yusuke, are goo-goo-eyed over the same elusive classmate, Nazuna. But Nazuna, unhappy over her mother’s decision to remarry …

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KOKORO: Synchronizing Heart and Mind

Music Concert KOKORO: Synchronizing Heart and Mind Sponsored by the JM Family Enterprises and Residence Inn Boca Raton by Marriott Friday, March 13, 2020 TIME   7:00pm, museum doors reopen at 6:00pm Cost $35 (members $30) Location Morikami Theater     Join us in an artistic adventure with performers from Japan and Florida united in an evening of dance and musical revelry to join our kokoro. Kokoro in Japanese is used interchangeably to mean the “heart” and “mind.” In Japan there is no separation of the two, compared to the Western notion where …

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Cultural Encounters: An Exercise in Rethinking Modern, Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Art from the Perspective of Asian Migration to the Region

Speaker Series Cultural Encounters: An Exercise in Rethinking Modern, Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Art from the Perspective of Asian Migration to the Region Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities Friday, May 8, 2020 TIME   1:00pm Discussion By Adriana Ospina Cost FREE (with paid museum admission) Location  Morikami Theater Curator Adriana Ospina explains the process behind putting together the exhibition Cultural Encounters with the aim of explaining how the richness of the multifaceted cultural fabric of Latin America and the Caribbean cannot be fully understood without awareness of the history …

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Kusama: Infinity

Documentary Film Screening Kusama: Infinity Sponsored by JM Family Enterprises Saturday, January 25, 2020 TIME   7:00pm Discussion By Director Heather Lenz Cost $10 (members $7) Location Morikami Theater   Kusama – Infinity explores artist Yayoi Kusama’s journey from a conservative upbringing in Japan to her brush with fame in America during the 1960s (where she rivaled Andy Warhol for press attention) and concludes with the international fame she has finally achieved within the art world. Now in her 90s, Kusama has spent the last 30 years living in a mental institution in Japan. …

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The Gardener Did It

Speaker Series The Gardener Did It Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities Friday, October 25, 2019 TIME   7:00pm, museum doors reopen at 6:00pm Discussion By  Naomi Hirahara Cost $10 (members $7) Location Morikami Theater   Mystery writer Naomi Hirahara discusses the role of the Japanese American gardener in not only her own personal life and her Edgar Award-winning Mas Arai series, but also the landscape of America. In this presentation, she will share images of Japanese immigrants working as gardeners and landscapers as early as the 1900s. Her own father, who worked …

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