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 8, 2018

TIME   7:00pm

TOPIC Film Screening Sophie and The Rising Sun

Discussion By  Producer Nancy Dickenson & Lead Actor Takashi Yamaguchi 

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DATE  Friday, December 7, 2018

TIME   7:00pm

TOPIC The Wonders of Japanese Lacquerware: Urushi

Discussion By  Suzanne Ross

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DATE  Saturday, February 9, 2019

TIME   1:00pm

TOPIC  The Art of Bamboo in the Garden

Discussion and Demonstration By Akihiro Mashimo

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DATE  Saturday, February 10, 2019

TIME   1:00pm

TOPIC  The Art of Japanese Stone Carving

Discussion and Demonstration By Takaaki Saida

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DATE  Friday, February 15, 2019

TIME   1:00pm

TOPIC Sayaka Ganz: Reclaimed Creations

Discussion By  Artist Sayaka Ganz

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DATE  Thursday, April 4, 2019

TIME  1:30pm – 2:30pm

TOPIC Following the Brush: Japanese Poetic Forms, Then & Now

Discussion By  Brynn Saito

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