Speaker Series

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.

DATE  Thursday, November 2, 2017

TIME   7:00pm

Documentary Film Screening Kokoyaku: High School Baseball

Discussion By  Director Ken ENG

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DATE  Friday, December 8, 2017

TIME   7:00pm

Singing the Blues: Traditional Japanese Indigo

Discussion By  John Marshall

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DATE  Saturday, December 9, 2017

TIME   1:30pm

What is Shinto?

Discussion By Taishi Kato, known under his Shinto priest title as Taishi Gon-Negi

Demonstration By Florida Kyudo Kai, a Japanese archery group

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DATE  Sunday, January 21, 2018

TIME   1:30-2:30pm

Performance Poetry

Performance By  Elizabeth Acevedo & G. Yamazawa

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Due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been CANCELLED. Please check our schedule for the other events happening this season.

DATE  Saturday, March 3, 2018

TIME   1:00pm

Introducing Miss Gunma: The Japanese Friendship Dolls of 1927

Talk By  Alan Scott Pate

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DATE  Friday, March 23, 2018

TIME   7:00pm

Film Screening – American Pastime

Talk led by Producer Kerry Yo Nakasawa

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