Morikami offers a variety of educational programs providing informative and unique experiences in learning Japanese culture through classes, workshops, lectures, family programs, cultural demonstrations, and educational outreach. In addition, gallery talks, discussions, videos and film showings are held in conjunction with the lecture series and exhibits, enhancing and adding a new dimension to the educational programming.
Morikami offers an assortment of classes taught by experienced instructors in the arts of bonsai, flower arrangement (ikebana), Japanese tea ceremony (sado), Japanese language and other cultural arts.
- Classes are multiple sessions spread over a few weeks to give the student a more in-depth experience in the area of their choosing.
Visit our classes page for class dates and details, or check the event calendar to see what’s coming up! Don’t forget to check out our terms and conditions before you purchase your class.
Morikami hosts workshops on diverse cultural arts taught by local and guest instructors. Workshops include taiko drumming, Japanese tea ceremony, sushi making, haiku and more.
- Workshops are short sessions, usually one or two days) to give the student a more intensive condensed experience in the area of their choosing.
Visit our workshops page for dates and details, or check the event calendar to see what’s coming up! Don’t forget to check out our terms and conditions before you purchase your workshop.Morikami Workshops
Morikami’s Speaker Series focuses on a variety of topics related to Japan’s culture and society. Guest speakers from academic, literary, art and international circles cover exhibit-related and general interest topics focusing on the humanities. Morikami proudly presents its lecture series funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit our Speaker Series page for dates and details, or check the event calendar to see what’s coming up! Don’t forget to check out our terms and conditions before you purchase your seat.
We have two film series here at the Morikami.
- 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.
- A Summer of Studio Ghibli Films : The Classics – Sponsored by JM Family Enterprises. The critically acclaimed works of Studio Ghibli has won numerous awards and recognition all over the world. This summer at the Morikami, journey into the fantastic and imaginative world of seven Studio Ghibli classics with stories that touch the heart, inspire, and make us smile.
The Stroll for Well Being program is divided into two tracks. One, a workshop open to the general public, can be found on our workshops page, or on the event calendar. The other is a grant-funded program specifically for non-profit counseling and support group members. Learn more about the program, including application info and dates, on our Stroll For Well-Being page. Don’t forget to check out our terms and conditions before you purchase.
- Demonstrations allow you to be a viewer while learning more about the area of your choosing.