Ikenobo Classes

Ink Painting | Beginner & Intermediate
Sumi-E Floral
Thursday & Friday Sessions
Sumi-e is a form of Japanese ink painting brought from China in the 12th century. Primarily done in black ink, the name literally means “charcoal drawing” in Japanese. Students grind their own ink using an ink stick and a grinding stone and learn to hold and utilize brushes to create the primary sumi-e brushstrokes. Floral and landscape classes will start with a review of the basic techniques before moving on to the main subject. Beginners welcome!
10:30AM, Thursday, February 29, 2024
Oki Education Center
Ink Painting | Beginner & Intermediate
Sumi-E Floral
Thursday & Friday Sessions
Sumi-e is a form of Japanese ink painting brought from China in the 12th century. Primarily done in black ink, the name literally means “charcoal drawing” in Japanese. Students grind their own ink using an ink stick and a grinding stone and learn to hold and utilize brushes to create the primary sumi-e brushstrokes. Floral and landscape classes will start with a review of the basic techniques before moving on to the main subject. Beginners welcome!
10:30AM, Friday, March 1, 2024
Oki Education Center
Sumi-e mountain range
Ink Painting | Beginner & Intermediate
Sumi-E Landscape
Friday Sessions
Sumi-e is a form of Japanese ink painting brought from China in the 12th century. Primarily done in black ink, the name literally means “charcoal drawing” in Japanese. Students grind their own ink using an ink stick and a grinding stone and learn to hold and utilize brushes to create the primary sumi-e brushstrokes. Floral and landscape classes will start with a review of the basic techniques before moving on to the main subject. Beginners welcome!
1:30PM, Friday, March 1, 2024
Oki Education Center
Adult Workshop
The Art of Kokedama
Japanese art of growing plants in a moss-covered ball of soil.
Kokedama is the Japanese art of growing plants in a moss-covered ball of soil. It is wrapped with string and contains an ornamental plant growing inside. These beautiful and decorative plants bring an organic and natural touch to planting orchids, succulents, and other ornamental plants. Learn the mechanics of how to make kokedama, creating two regular size and one small one to decorate your home or to give away to a special person.
9:30AM, Saturday, March 2, 2024
Oki Education Center
Sado: Tea Ceremony Workshop
Omotesenke School
This workshop teaches the basics of sadō – The Way of Tea – necessary to understand the aesthetics of sadō and to fully enjoy the tea ceremony itself. Participants become familiar with how to participate as a guest, how to make a bowl of tea, and serve it.
1:00PM, Saturday, March 2, 2024
Tea House
Introduction to Japanese Language
Nihongo Language: Level I & II
Sunday Sessions
These preliminary levels introduce basic survival Japanese, grammar, and hiragana writing and reading. Topics include, but are not limited to, meeting people, shopping, and dining. Each level has 3 parts (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) which should be taken sequentially before you can move on to the next level.
10:15AM, Sunday, March 3, 2024
In-Person or Virtual
Craft activity for kids of all ages
Family Fun Day: Hinamatsuri Dolls
Come celebrate Hinamatsuri, the Japanese Doll Festival, by creating your own Hinamatsuri doll!
12:00PM, Sunday, March 3, 2024
Sakai Room (Library)
Sponsored by the Taetles in memory of Herman I. Taetle
Koto Hinamatsuri Concert
Koto performance by Yoshiko Carlton and Morikami Students

Please note our theater tends to be cold.  You may want a sweater or jacket with you.  

12:00PM, Sunday, March 3, 2024
Morikami Theater
Introduction to Japanese Language
Nihongo Language: Level III & IV
Sunday Sessions
Level III introduces kanji and starts with a review of hiragana and katakana. Part 1 focuses on reading and writing kanji before moving into the textbook in Part 2. Topics include, but are not limited to, planning a trip, talking about past experiences, and getting advice. Part 1-3 sessions of each level should be taken sequentially as a series. Each level has 3 parts (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) which should be taken sequentially before you can move on to the next level. Level IV, the concluding level uses a more complex sentence structure and introduces new kanji and a review of kanji from previous levels. Topics and grammar points include, but are not limited to, using quotations, expressing potentiality, and making hypothetical statements.
5:00PM, Sunday, March 3, 2024
Virtual
two pink flowers in vases
Ikebana Flower Arrangement
Ikebana Ikenobo Class
Tuesday Sessions
Flower arranging, ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art form spanning centuries. Ikebana has various different schools of study, each with unique philosophies and aesthetics. Dating back to the 15th century, the Ikenobo School is the oldest and most traditional. Students in this course learn the basic principles and style of Ikenobo, creating fresh flower arrangements each week to take home and enjoy. Beginners welcome!
1:00PM, Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Oki Education Center
Experience the Garden Early
Member Morning Walks
Open to all Morikami Members

We are excited to announce the start of a unique program - Member Morning Walks. This is an exclusive opportunity for our valued members to experience the gardens in the calm of morning, before the hustle and bustle of the day begins. Starting June 7th, every Wednesday, you can escape into the serene beauty of our …

9:00AM, Wednesday, March 6, 2024
Morikami Gardens
Ikebana Flower Arrangement
Ikebana Sogetsu Class
Wednesday Sessions
Flower arranging, ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art form spanning centuries. Ikebana has various different schools of study, each with unique philosophies and aesthetics. The Sogetsu School is a contemporary school which focuses on the creativity and individuality of ikebana. The idea is that ikebana can be done by anyone, anywhere, with almost anything. Students will learn the basics of Sogetsu and create pieces each week to take home and enjoy. Beginners and Intermediate students welcome!
10:30AM, Wednesday, March 6, 2024
Oki Education Center
Adult Workshop
The Joy of Carving - Chirirenge Ramen Spoon Edition
Chirirenge in Japanese is the name of the soup spoons from Asia and used as ramen spoons in Japan. Unlike the western spoon, it has a flat bottom and is deep to hold more soup. The handle is curved upwards and the shape mimics a fallen petal of the lotus flower called renge in Japanese. The word chiri means “to fall off.”
10:00AM, Saturday, March 9, 2024
Oki Education Center
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Beginner I & II
Thursday or Sunday Sessions
Expand upon your knowledge of Japanese tea ceremony in this hands-on class. Perform traditional Japanese tea ceremony, with its ever-evolving seasonal subtleties, in the authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of instructor Yoshiko Hardick. The tea ceremony changes from month to month and from season to season.
10:15AM, Sunday, March 10, 2024
Tea House
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Intermediate Classes
Expand upon your knowledge of Japanese tea ceremony in this hands-on class. Perform traditional Japanese tea ceremony, with its ever-evolving seasonal subtleties, in the authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of instructor Yoshiko Hardick. The tea ceremony changes from month to month and from season to season.
1:00PM, Sunday, March 10, 2024
Tea House
Experience the Garden Early
Member Morning Walks
Open to all Morikami Members

We are excited to announce the start of a unique program - Member Morning Walks. This is an exclusive opportunity for our valued members to experience the gardens in the calm of morning, before the hustle and bustle of the day begins. Starting June 7th, every Wednesday, you can escape into the serene beauty of our …

9:00AM, Wednesday, March 13, 2024
Morikami Gardens
Morikami Book Club
Open to all Morikami Members

Embark on a thrilling literary journey with Benefactor member Christine Carton and fellow Morikami members as they kick off a brand new season of riveting book explorations! To join the Morikami Book Club, please reach out to Christine Carton at christinec@gate.net. Morikami Book Club 2023-2024 Selection October 11 - Dead-end Memories Stories: By Banana Yoshimoto A collection of 5 …

12:00PM, Wednesday, March 13, 2024
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Beginner I & II
Thursday or Sunday Sessions
Expand upon your knowledge of Japanese tea ceremony in this hands-on class. Perform traditional Japanese tea ceremony, with its ever-evolving seasonal subtleties, in the authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of instructor Yoshiko Hardick. The tea ceremony changes from month to month and from season to season.
10:15AM, Thursday, March 14, 2024
Tea House
Karesansui Raking Demonstration
Karesansui or dry landscape garden, is founded on Zen ideology using carefully composed rock arrangements and gravel or sand. A karesansui is carefully raked to represent characteristics of water such as currents and waves while boulder arrangements may be interpreted as islands. Learn about our Late Rock Garden and observe how the raking can be a practice in mindfulness and meditation.
10:30AM, Thursday, March 14, 2024
Morikami Gardens
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Intermediate Classes
Expand upon your knowledge of Japanese tea ceremony in this hands-on class. Perform traditional Japanese tea ceremony, with its ever-evolving seasonal subtleties, in the authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of instructor Yoshiko Hardick. The tea ceremony changes from month to month and from season to season.
1:00PM, Thursday, March 14, 2024
Tea House
Japanese Traditional Tea Ceremony
The Way Of Tea: Sado Demonstration
Observe Japanese sado, an ever-changing demonstration rich in seasonal subtleties. Your involvement in the true spirit of sado — harmony (wa), reverence (kei), purity (sei), tranquility (jaku) will help you bring a calm perspective into your busy life.
12:00PM, Saturday, March 16, 2024
Morikami Theater
Experience the Garden Early
Member Morning Walks
Open to all Morikami Members

We are excited to announce the start of a unique program - Member Morning Walks. This is an exclusive opportunity for our valued members to experience the gardens in the calm of morning, before the hustle and bustle of the day begins. Starting June 7th, every Wednesday, you can escape into the serene beauty of our …

9:00AM, Wednesday, March 20, 2024
Morikami Gardens
Hands Rolling Sushi
Adult Workshop
Basics Of Sushi Workshop
Sushi has entered the American palate as a cultural influence from Japan. But do you know what sushi is? Few know that sushi is not actually raw fish, but rice made with a bit of vinegar and sugar. Served with a variety of accompaniments, cooked or raw fish and vegetables, it can take many forms. Participants in this hands-on workshop, led by Mitsutoshi Sekita, sushi chef and owner from a Japanese restaurant in Plantation, Florida will learn cultural information about sushi, how to make sushi, and, of course, enjoy eating the sushi. Both classes teach you how to create the same sushi.
1:00PM, Sunday, March 24, 2024
Oki Education Center
Experience the Garden Early
Member Morning Walks
Open to all Morikami Members

We are excited to announce the start of a unique program - Member Morning Walks. This is an exclusive opportunity for our valued members to experience the gardens in the calm of morning, before the hustle and bustle of the day begins. Starting June 7th, every Wednesday, you can escape into the serene beauty of our …

9:00AM, Wednesday, March 27, 2024
Morikami Gardens
two pink flowers in vases
Ikebana Flower Arrangement
Ikebana Ikenobo Class
Tuesday Sessions
Flower arranging, ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art form spanning centuries. Ikebana has various different schools of study, each with unique philosophies and aesthetics. Dating back to the 15th century, the Ikenobo School is the oldest and most traditional. Students in this course learn the basic principles and style of Ikenobo, creating fresh flower arrangements each week to take home and enjoy. Beginners welcome!
1:00PM, Tuesday, April 2, 2024
Oki Education Center
Experience the Garden Early
Member Morning Walks
Open to all Morikami Members

We are excited to announce the start of a unique program - Member Morning Walks. This is an exclusive opportunity for our valued members to experience the gardens in the calm of morning, before the hustle and bustle of the day begins. Starting June 7th, every Wednesday, you can escape into the serene beauty of our …

9:00AM, Wednesday, April 3, 2024
Morikami Gardens
Ikebana Flower Arrangement
Ikebana Sogetsu Class
Wednesday Sessions
Flower arranging, ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art form spanning centuries. Ikebana has various different schools of study, each with unique philosophies and aesthetics. The Sogetsu School is a contemporary school which focuses on the creativity and individuality of ikebana. The idea is that ikebana can be done by anyone, anywhere, with almost anything. Students will learn the basics of Sogetsu and create pieces each week to take home and enjoy. Beginners and Intermediate students welcome!
10:30AM, Wednesday, April 3, 2024
Oki Education Center
Ink Painting | Beginner & Intermediate
Sumi-E Floral
Thursday & Friday Sessions
Sumi-e is a form of Japanese ink painting brought from China in the 12th century. Primarily done in black ink, the name literally means “charcoal drawing” in Japanese. Students grind their own ink using an ink stick and a grinding stone and learn to hold and utilize brushes to create the primary sumi-e brushstrokes. Floral and landscape classes will start with a review of the basic techniques before moving on to the main subject. Beginners welcome!
10:30AM, Thursday, April 4, 2024
Oki Education Center
Delve into the world of Japanese folklore
Mori Stories: Kamishibai Folktales
Japanese Paper Theater
Bring the whole family and delve into the world of Japanese folklore or stories through kamishibai, Paper Theater. Join us for a reading of these classic stories. Reading starts on the hour with a short related activity to follow.
1:00PM, Thursday, April 4, 2024
Kamiya Room (Classroom A)
“The Tubmaker Who Flew To the Sky”
Ink Painting | Beginner & Intermediate
Sumi-E Floral
Thursday & Friday Sessions
Sumi-e is a form of Japanese ink painting brought from China in the 12th century. Primarily done in black ink, the name literally means “charcoal drawing” in Japanese. Students grind their own ink using an ink stick and a grinding stone and learn to hold and utilize brushes to create the primary sumi-e brushstrokes. Floral and landscape classes will start with a review of the basic techniques before moving on to the main subject. Beginners welcome!
10:30AM, Friday, April 5, 2024
Oki Education Center
Sumi-e mountain range
Ink Painting | Beginner & Intermediate
Sumi-E Landscape
Friday Sessions
Sumi-e is a form of Japanese ink painting brought from China in the 12th century. Primarily done in black ink, the name literally means “charcoal drawing” in Japanese. Students grind their own ink using an ink stick and a grinding stone and learn to hold and utilize brushes to create the primary sumi-e brushstrokes. Floral and landscape classes will start with a review of the basic techniques before moving on to the main subject. Beginners welcome!
1:30PM, Friday, April 5, 2024
Oki Education Center
Craft activity for kids of all ages
Family Fun Day: Sakura Bonsai
Cherry blossom season in Japan is here, but only lasts a few weeks! Craft your own cherry blossom bonsai that’ll last forever!
12:00PM, Saturday, April 6, 2024
Kamiya Room (Classroom A)
The Art of Bonsai
Sunday Sessions
Bonsai means “a tree in a tray.” The art of bonsai creates the illusion of age and maturity of a tree which has developed and sustained the effects of nature for many years. Students of bonsai learn to artfully trim and train a tree in a container. Beginners and Intermediate Students welcome!
9:00AM, Sunday, April 7, 2024
Oki Education Center
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Beginner I & II
Thursday or Sunday Sessions
Expand upon your knowledge of Japanese tea ceremony in this hands-on class. Perform traditional Japanese tea ceremony, with its ever-evolving seasonal subtleties, in the authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of instructor Yoshiko Hardick. The tea ceremony changes from month to month and from season to season.
10:15AM, Sunday, April 7, 2024
Tea House
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Intermediate Classes
Expand upon your knowledge of Japanese tea ceremony in this hands-on class. Perform traditional Japanese tea ceremony, with its ever-evolving seasonal subtleties, in the authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of instructor Yoshiko Hardick. The tea ceremony changes from month to month and from season to season.
1:00PM, Sunday, April 7, 2024
Tea House
Experience the Garden Early
Member Morning Walks
Open to all Morikami Members

We are excited to announce the start of a unique program - Member Morning Walks. This is an exclusive opportunity for our valued members to experience the gardens in the calm of morning, before the hustle and bustle of the day begins. Starting June 7th, every Wednesday, you can escape into the serene beauty of our …

9:00AM, Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Morikami Gardens
Morikami Book Club
Open to all Morikami Members

Embark on a thrilling literary journey with Benefactor member Christine Carton and fellow Morikami members as they kick off a brand new season of riveting book explorations! To join the Morikami Book Club, please reach out to Christine Carton at christinec@gate.net. Morikami Book Club 2023-2024 Selection October 11 - Dead-end Memories Stories: By Banana Yoshimoto A collection of 5 …

12:00PM, Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Beginner I & II
Thursday or Sunday Sessions
Expand upon your knowledge of Japanese tea ceremony in this hands-on class. Perform traditional Japanese tea ceremony, with its ever-evolving seasonal subtleties, in the authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of instructor Yoshiko Hardick. The tea ceremony changes from month to month and from season to season.
10:15AM, Thursday, April 11, 2024
Tea House
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Intermediate Classes
Expand upon your knowledge of Japanese tea ceremony in this hands-on class. Perform traditional Japanese tea ceremony, with its ever-evolving seasonal subtleties, in the authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of instructor Yoshiko Hardick. The tea ceremony changes from month to month and from season to season.
1:00PM, Thursday, April 11, 2024
Tea House
Craft activities for kids of all ages.
Virtual Family Fun Days
Virtual craft activities for kids of all ages.
12:00AM, Saturday, April 13, 2024
Virtual
Shiro no Hi: Castle Day
Kaiju Block Print
Block Printing Workshop
Adult Workshops
Japan has a long, rich history of woodblock printing, called mokuhanga, dating back to the 11th century. The ukiyo-e genre of block prints flourished in Japan from the 17th through 19th centuries. Morikami is offering a workshop with a modern twist on this ancient art form, where participants can carve and print with linoleum blocks to create unique and exciting imagery. Instructor Brian Reedy has been teaching this method for over 20 years, and offers an approach that is easily accessible for beginners, yet challenging for seasoned artists. Printing inks can stain clothes, so dress appropriately. Please wear old clothes or bring an apron.
10:30AM, Saturday, April 13, 2024
Oki Education Center
Japanese Traditional Tea Ceremony
The Way Of Tea: Sado Demonstration
Observe Japanese sado, an ever-changing demonstration rich in seasonal subtleties. Your involvement in the true spirit of sado — harmony (wa), reverence (kei), purity (sei), tranquility (jaku) will help you bring a calm perspective into your busy life.
12:00PM, Saturday, April 13, 2024
Morikami Theater
Experience the Garden Early
Member Morning Walks
Open to all Morikami Members

We are excited to announce the start of a unique program - Member Morning Walks. This is an exclusive opportunity for our valued members to experience the gardens in the calm of morning, before the hustle and bustle of the day begins. Starting June 7th, every Wednesday, you can escape into the serene beauty of our …

9:00AM, Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Morikami Gardens
Experience the Morikami Gardens After-Hours
Sunset Stroll
This is a Rain or Shine Event

Step into a world of tranquility and beauty at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens' Sunset Stroll. Join us for a memorable evening as we open our doors after hours and welcome you to explore our stunning gardens. Immerse yourself in the peaceful ambiance and enjoy live musical performances in our theater. Treat your taste buds …

5:30PM, Thursday, April 18, 2024
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
DEMONSTRATION OF KYUDO: The Way of the Bow
Kyudo is the traditional Japanese practice that uses the act of shooting the Japanese bow for the cultivation of the person and the development of physical and mental wellbeing. It is now a worldwide practice that has both cultural and sporting aspects. Kyudo places greater emphasis on the beauty of form, with accuracy being seen as an expression of correct shooting rather than "hitting for hitting sake." Learn about the history of Kyudo and observe a demonstration of the Shaho Hassetsu, known as the Eight Stages of Shooting, explained by instructor Jade Fraundorfer.
12:00PM, Saturday, April 20, 2024
Morikami Theater
Sado: Tea Ceremony Workshop
Omotesenke School
This workshop teaches the basics of sadō – The Way of Tea – necessary to understand the aesthetics of sadō and to fully enjoy the tea ceremony itself. Participants become familiar with how to participate as a guest, how to make a bowl of tea, and serve it.
1:00PM, Saturday, April 20, 2024
Tea House
Adult Workshop
The Way Of Taiko: The Heartbeat Of Japan
Traditional Drum Workshop
The workshop includes an introduction to the history of taiko. Participants are taught how to understand sounds and movements, i.e., how to connect nature and the meaning of body movement. They become familiar with the way of taiko and drumming techniques. Instruments are provided for you.
11:00AM, Sunday, April 21, 2024
Morikami Theater
Experience the Garden Early
Member Morning Walks
Open to all Morikami Members

We are excited to announce the start of a unique program - Member Morning Walks. This is an exclusive opportunity for our valued members to experience the gardens in the calm of morning, before the hustle and bustle of the day begins. Starting June 7th, every Wednesday, you can escape into the serene beauty of our …

9:00AM, Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Morikami Gardens
Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities
Speaker Series: Musha Ningyō: Avatars of the Samurai Spirit
Talk by Alan Scott Pate
Japan is famous for the legacy of its samurai warriors, immortalized in art, film, and literature. In Japan, this particular world was also embodied in an extravagant doll culture, with elaborate forms created over the centuries commemorating historical warriors as well as the spirit of the samurai.
1:00PM, Friday, April 26, 2024
Morikami Theater
(Tickets available the day of the event at a first come, first served basis. Limited seating available.)
Workshop for Adults
Shibori Indigo Workshop
The use of indigo dye, or aizome, has a long and cherished history in Japan. The deep blue colors for which Japanese textiles are celebrated come from the leaves of the tade ai, a plant introduced to Japan from China in the sixth century. Shibori is a Japanese technique of manual resist dyeing used to make patterns on fabrics. Learn various shibori techniques and get a chance to make your own shibori creation.
10:00AM, Saturday, April 27, 2024
Oki Education Center
Bamboo
Poetry Workshop: The Haibun Journey: A Narrative of Insight and Discovery
In this workshop, participants will learn about the traditional and contemporary use of the form, through reading of various examples, and learn various techniques for writing successful haibun.
11:00AM, Saturday, April 27, 2024
Kamiya Room (Classroom A)
Experience the Garden Early
Member Morning Walks
Open to all Morikami Members

We are excited to announce the start of a unique program - Member Morning Walks. This is an exclusive opportunity for our valued members to experience the gardens in the calm of morning, before the hustle and bustle of the day begins. Starting June 7th, every Wednesday, you can escape into the serene beauty of our …

9:00AM, Wednesday, May 1, 2024
Morikami Gardens
Ikebana Flower Arrangement
Ikebana Sogetsu Class
Wednesday Sessions
Flower arranging, ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art form spanning centuries. Ikebana has various different schools of study, each with unique philosophies and aesthetics. The Sogetsu School is a contemporary school which focuses on the creativity and individuality of ikebana. The idea is that ikebana can be done by anyone, anywhere, with almost anything. Students will learn the basics of Sogetsu and create pieces each week to take home and enjoy. Beginners and Intermediate students welcome!
10:30AM, Wednesday, May 1, 2024
Oki Education Center
Ink Painting | Beginner & Intermediate
Sumi-E Floral
Thursday & Friday Sessions
Sumi-e is a form of Japanese ink painting brought from China in the 12th century. Primarily done in black ink, the name literally means “charcoal drawing” in Japanese. Students grind their own ink using an ink stick and a grinding stone and learn to hold and utilize brushes to create the primary sumi-e brushstrokes. Floral and landscape classes will start with a review of the basic techniques before moving on to the main subject. Beginners welcome!
10:30AM, Thursday, May 2, 2024
Oki Education Center
Ink Painting | Beginner & Intermediate
Sumi-E Floral
Thursday & Friday Sessions
Sumi-e is a form of Japanese ink painting brought from China in the 12th century. Primarily done in black ink, the name literally means “charcoal drawing” in Japanese. Students grind their own ink using an ink stick and a grinding stone and learn to hold and utilize brushes to create the primary sumi-e brushstrokes. Floral and landscape classes will start with a review of the basic techniques before moving on to the main subject. Beginners welcome!
10:30AM, Friday, May 3, 2024
Oki Education Center
Sponsored by the JM Family Enterprises
Who are you? The Stories Behind the Hapa Project
Talk by Kip Fulbeck
Learn more about our latest exhibition Hapa.me, with the artist and curator, Kip Fulbeck. Fulbeck has photographed thousands of people, inviting them to define themselves in their own words and with their own handwriting. In this energetic and entertaining artist talk, Fulbeck shares some of his behind-the-scenes experiences working with these individuals -- showing some never before seen images and extrapolating how these stories reflect our contemporary world.
1:00PM, Friday, May 3, 2024
Morikami Theater
(Tickets available the day of the event at a first come, first served basis. Limited seating available.)
Sumi-e mountain range
Ink Painting | Beginner & Intermediate
Sumi-E Landscape
Friday Sessions
Sumi-e is a form of Japanese ink painting brought from China in the 12th century. Primarily done in black ink, the name literally means “charcoal drawing” in Japanese. Students grind their own ink using an ink stick and a grinding stone and learn to hold and utilize brushes to create the primary sumi-e brushstrokes. Floral and landscape classes will start with a review of the basic techniques before moving on to the main subject. Beginners welcome!
1:30PM, Friday, May 3, 2024
Oki Education Center
Craft activity for kids of all ages
Family Fun Day: Children’s Day
Come join us to celebrate the Japanese holiday of Children’s Day by making a pinwheel, playing Japanese games, or making a Japanese flying carp called koinobori!
10:00AM, Sunday, May 5, 2024
Sakai Room (Library)
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Beginner I & II
Thursday or Sunday Sessions
Expand upon your knowledge of Japanese tea ceremony in this hands-on class. Perform traditional Japanese tea ceremony, with its ever-evolving seasonal subtleties, in the authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of instructor Yoshiko Hardick. The tea ceremony changes from month to month and from season to season.
10:15AM, Sunday, May 5, 2024
Tea House
Take a cinematic journey through Japan with the Morikami Film Series
Film: Weathering With You
Sponsored by the The Rubens Family Foundation
Weathering With You is by director Makoto Shinkai and producer Genki Kawamura, the creative team behind the critically-acclaimed, global smash hit Your Name. The summer of his high school freshman year, Hodaka runs away from his remote island home to Tokyo, and quickly finds himself pushed to his financial and personal limits. The weather is unusually gloomy and rainy every day, as if to suggest his future. He lives his days in isolation, but finally finds work as a writer for a mysterious occult magazine. Then one day, Hodaka meets Hina on a busy street corner. This bright and strong-willed girl possesses a strange and wonderful ability: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky…
11:00AM, Sunday, May 5, 2024
Morikami Theater
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Intermediate Classes
Expand upon your knowledge of Japanese tea ceremony in this hands-on class. Perform traditional Japanese tea ceremony, with its ever-evolving seasonal subtleties, in the authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of instructor Yoshiko Hardick. The tea ceremony changes from month to month and from season to season.
1:00PM, Sunday, May 5, 2024
Tea House
two pink flowers in vases
Ikebana Flower Arrangement
Ikebana Ikenobo Class
Tuesday Sessions
Flower arranging, ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art form spanning centuries. Ikebana has various different schools of study, each with unique philosophies and aesthetics. Dating back to the 15th century, the Ikenobo School is the oldest and most traditional. Students in this course learn the basic principles and style of Ikenobo, creating fresh flower arrangements each week to take home and enjoy. Beginners welcome!
1:00PM, Tuesday, May 7, 2024
Oki Education Center
Experience the Garden Early
Member Morning Walks
Open to all Morikami Members

We are excited to announce the start of a unique program - Member Morning Walks. This is an exclusive opportunity for our valued members to experience the gardens in the calm of morning, before the hustle and bustle of the day begins. Starting June 7th, every Wednesday, you can escape into the serene beauty of our …

9:00AM, Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Morikami Gardens
Morikami Book Club
Open to all Morikami Members

Embark on a thrilling literary journey with Benefactor member Christine Carton and fellow Morikami members as they kick off a brand new season of riveting book explorations! To join the Morikami Book Club, please reach out to Christine Carton at christinec@gate.net. Morikami Book Club 2023-2024 Selection October 11 - Dead-end Memories Stories: By Banana Yoshimoto A collection of 5 …

12:00PM, Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Beginner I & II
Thursday or Sunday Sessions
Expand upon your knowledge of Japanese tea ceremony in this hands-on class. Perform traditional Japanese tea ceremony, with its ever-evolving seasonal subtleties, in the authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of instructor Yoshiko Hardick. The tea ceremony changes from month to month and from season to season.
10:15AM, Thursday, May 9, 2024
Tea House
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Intermediate Classes
Expand upon your knowledge of Japanese tea ceremony in this hands-on class. Perform traditional Japanese tea ceremony, with its ever-evolving seasonal subtleties, in the authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of instructor Yoshiko Hardick. The tea ceremony changes from month to month and from season to season.
1:00PM, Thursday, May 9, 2024
Tea House
Japanese Traditional Tea Ceremony
The Way Of Tea: Sado Demonstration
Observe Japanese sado, an ever-changing demonstration rich in seasonal subtleties. Your involvement in the true spirit of sado — harmony (wa), reverence (kei), purity (sei), tranquility (jaku) will help you bring a calm perspective into your busy life.
12:00PM, Saturday, May 11, 2024
Morikami Theater
Craft activities for kids of all ages.
Virtual Family Fun Days
Virtual craft activities for kids of all ages.
12:00AM, Sunday, May 12, 2024
Virtual
Kirigami Mother’s Day Card
Experience the Garden Early
Member Morning Walks
Open to all Morikami Members

We are excited to announce the start of a unique program - Member Morning Walks. This is an exclusive opportunity for our valued members to experience the gardens in the calm of morning, before the hustle and bustle of the day begins. Starting June 7th, every Wednesday, you can escape into the serene beauty of our …

9:00AM, Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Morikami Gardens
Experience the Garden Early
Member Morning Walks
Open to all Morikami Members

We are excited to announce the start of a unique program - Member Morning Walks. This is an exclusive opportunity for our valued members to experience the gardens in the calm of morning, before the hustle and bustle of the day begins. Starting June 7th, every Wednesday, you can escape into the serene beauty of our …

9:00AM, Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Morikami Gardens
Adult 2-Day Workshop
Indigo Katazome Workshop
Katazome is a Japanese resist process used for hundreds of years in Japanese textiles. Traditional artisans created a resist paste made from a rice flour mixture and applied it to cloth through the use of elaborately hand-carved stencils. Where ever this paste is applied will resist the dye, creating a pattern. Traditionally katazome is dyed with indigo to create the traditional white and blue of many Japanese textiles.
10:00AM, Saturday, May 18, 2024
Oki Education Center
Sponsored by JM Family Enterprises
Documentary Film: Hafu: The Mixed Race Experience
Discussion led by Director Megumi Nishikura and Moderator Dr. Mitzi Carter
"HAFU" is a documentary that explores the complex experiences of mixed-race Japanese individuals in modern-day Japan. The film follows the lives of five "hafus," or people who have one Japanese parent and one non-Japanese parent, as they navigate their multicultural identities in a country that proudly proclaims to be mono-ethnic. For some hafus, Japan is the only home they know, while for others, living in Japan is an entirely new experience. Still others find themselves caught between two different worlds.
1:00PM, Saturday, May 18, 2024
Morikami Theater
Experience the Garden Early
Member Morning Walks
Open to all Morikami Members

We are excited to announce the start of a unique program - Member Morning Walks. This is an exclusive opportunity for our valued members to experience the gardens in the calm of morning, before the hustle and bustle of the day begins. Starting June 7th, every Wednesday, you can escape into the serene beauty of our …

9:00AM, Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Morikami Gardens
Experience the Morikami Gardens After-Hours
Sunset Stroll
This is a Rain or Shine Event

Step into a world of tranquility and beauty at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens' Sunset Stroll. Join us for a memorable evening as we open our doors after hours and welcome you to explore our stunning gardens. Immerse yourself in the peaceful ambiance and enjoy live musical performances in our theater. Treat your taste buds …

5:30PM, Thursday, May 23, 2024
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Experience the Garden Early
Member Morning Walks
Open to all Morikami Members

We are excited to announce the start of a unique program - Member Morning Walks. This is an exclusive opportunity for our valued members to experience the gardens in the calm of morning, before the hustle and bustle of the day begins. Starting June 7th, every Wednesday, you can escape into the serene beauty of our …

9:00AM, Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Morikami Gardens
Ikebana Flower Arrangement
Ikebana Sogetsu Class
Wednesday Sessions
Flower arranging, ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art form spanning centuries. Ikebana has various different schools of study, each with unique philosophies and aesthetics. The Sogetsu School is a contemporary school which focuses on the creativity and individuality of ikebana. The idea is that ikebana can be done by anyone, anywhere, with almost anything. Students will learn the basics of Sogetsu and create pieces each week to take home and enjoy. Beginners and Intermediate students welcome!
10:30AM, Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Oki Education Center
Kurinuki Ceramic Workshop
Kurinuki is a traditional Japanese ceramic hand building technique starting with a solid block of clay and hollowing it out to create a vessel. Create a chawan, Japanese tea bowl using this beautiful ancient technique. In this hands-on workshop, learn basic techniques to work with clay and enjoy a presentation of Japanese ceramics.
10:00AM, Saturday, June 1, 2024
Oki Education Center
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Beginner I & II
Thursday or Sunday Sessions
Expand upon your knowledge of Japanese tea ceremony in this hands-on class. Perform traditional Japanese tea ceremony, with its ever-evolving seasonal subtleties, in the authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of instructor Yoshiko Hardick. The tea ceremony changes from month to month and from season to season.
10:15AM, Sunday, June 2, 2024
Tea House
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Intermediate Classes
Expand upon your knowledge of Japanese tea ceremony in this hands-on class. Perform traditional Japanese tea ceremony, with its ever-evolving seasonal subtleties, in the authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of instructor Yoshiko Hardick. The tea ceremony changes from month to month and from season to season.
1:00PM, Sunday, June 2, 2024
Tea House
Experience the Garden Early
Member Morning Walks
Open to all Morikami Members

We are excited to announce the start of a unique program - Member Morning Walks. This is an exclusive opportunity for our valued members to experience the gardens in the calm of morning, before the hustle and bustle of the day begins. Starting June 7th, every Wednesday, you can escape into the serene beauty of our …

9:00AM, Wednesday, June 5, 2024
Morikami Gardens
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Beginner I & II
Thursday or Sunday Sessions
Expand upon your knowledge of Japanese tea ceremony in this hands-on class. Perform traditional Japanese tea ceremony, with its ever-evolving seasonal subtleties, in the authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of instructor Yoshiko Hardick. The tea ceremony changes from month to month and from season to season.
10:15AM, Thursday, June 6, 2024
Tea House
Ink Painting | Beginner & Intermediate
Sumi-E Floral
Thursday & Friday Sessions
Sumi-e is a form of Japanese ink painting brought from China in the 12th century. Primarily done in black ink, the name literally means “charcoal drawing” in Japanese. Students grind their own ink using an ink stick and a grinding stone and learn to hold and utilize brushes to create the primary sumi-e brushstrokes. Floral and landscape classes will start with a review of the basic techniques before moving on to the main subject. Beginners welcome!
10:30AM, Thursday, June 6, 2024
Oki Education Center
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Intermediate Classes
Expand upon your knowledge of Japanese tea ceremony in this hands-on class. Perform traditional Japanese tea ceremony, with its ever-evolving seasonal subtleties, in the authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of instructor Yoshiko Hardick. The tea ceremony changes from month to month and from season to season.
1:00PM, Thursday, June 6, 2024
Tea House
Ink Painting | Beginner & Intermediate
Sumi-E Floral
Thursday & Friday Sessions
Sumi-e is a form of Japanese ink painting brought from China in the 12th century. Primarily done in black ink, the name literally means “charcoal drawing” in Japanese. Students grind their own ink using an ink stick and a grinding stone and learn to hold and utilize brushes to create the primary sumi-e brushstrokes. Floral and landscape classes will start with a review of the basic techniques before moving on to the main subject. Beginners welcome!
10:30AM, Friday, June 7, 2024
Oki Education Center
Sumi-e mountain range
Ink Painting | Beginner & Intermediate
Sumi-E Landscape
Friday Sessions
Sumi-e is a form of Japanese ink painting brought from China in the 12th century. Primarily done in black ink, the name literally means “charcoal drawing” in Japanese. Students grind their own ink using an ink stick and a grinding stone and learn to hold and utilize brushes to create the primary sumi-e brushstrokes. Floral and landscape classes will start with a review of the basic techniques before moving on to the main subject. Beginners welcome!
1:30PM, Friday, June 7, 2024
Oki Education Center
Youth Origami Workshop
Grades 3rd – 12th
Make unique pieces of art with paper! Learn how to make origami by using various techniques and simple folds.
11:30AM, Saturday, June 8, 2024
Oki Education Center
Sado: Tea Ceremony Workshop
Omotesenke School
This workshop teaches the basics of sadō – The Way of Tea – necessary to understand the aesthetics of sadō and to fully enjoy the tea ceremony itself. Participants become familiar with how to participate as a guest, how to make a bowl of tea, and serve it.
1:00PM, Saturday, June 8, 2024
Tea House
Guest Artist Workshop:
Bamboo Basket-Making Workshop
Learn the art of bamboo basket making from a master bamboo craftsman.
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 contemporary design to create your own sculptural bamboo basket form to take home.
10:00AM, Sunday, June 9, 2024
Oki Education Center
Bamboo Basket-Making Workshop | 10:00am – 12:00pm
Guest Artist Workshop:
Uchiwa Bamboo Fan Making Workshop
Learn the art of bamboo basket making from a master bamboo craftsman.
Learn the art of bamboo fan making from a master bamboo craftsman, Yoshimi Ishiyama, from Kyoto, Japan in this hands-on workshop. Learn the history and beauty of bamboo craftsmanship, and how to apply traditional techniques combined with contemporary design to create your own uchiwa, a bamboo paddle fan to take home.
1:30PM, Sunday, June 9, 2024
Oki Education Center
Bamboo Basket-Making Workshop | 10:00am – 12:00pm
Experience the Garden Early
Member Morning Walks
Open to all Morikami Members

We are excited to announce the start of a unique program - Member Morning Walks. This is an exclusive opportunity for our valued members to experience the gardens in the calm of morning, before the hustle and bustle of the day begins. Starting June 7th, every Wednesday, you can escape into the serene beauty of our …

9:00AM, Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Morikami Gardens
Morikami Book Club
Open to all Morikami Members

Embark on a thrilling literary journey with Benefactor member Christine Carton and fellow Morikami members as they kick off a brand new season of riveting book explorations! To join the Morikami Book Club, please reach out to Christine Carton at christinec@gate.net. Morikami Book Club 2023-2024 Selection October 11 - Dead-end Memories Stories: By Banana Yoshimoto A collection of 5 …

12:00PM, Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Experience the Morikami Gardens After-Hours
Sunset Stroll
This is a Rain or Shine Event

Step into a world of tranquility and beauty at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens' Sunset Stroll. Join us for a memorable evening as we open our doors after hours and welcome you to explore our stunning gardens. Immerse yourself in the peaceful ambiance and enjoy live musical performances in our theater. Treat your taste buds …

5:30PM, Thursday, June 13, 2024
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Experience the Garden Early
Member Morning Walks
Open to all Morikami Members

We are excited to announce the start of a unique program - Member Morning Walks. This is an exclusive opportunity for our valued members to experience the gardens in the calm of morning, before the hustle and bustle of the day begins. Starting June 7th, every Wednesday, you can escape into the serene beauty of our …

9:00AM, Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Morikami Gardens
Children in Kimono playing Koto
Guest Artist Workshops
Youth Summer Music & Culture Camp
(Grade 3rd – 12th)

Campers will be immersed in Japanese culture participating in fun craft activities, Japanese cultural arts, and exciting music classes which include the 13-string koto (zither) and taiko drums, taught by professional musicians, Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto, Koto instructor and members from the Fushu Daiko Taiko group. All materials and Instruments that campers need are provided for their use at camp.

9:00AM, Monday, June 24, 2024
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Experience the Garden Early
Member Morning Walks
Open to all Morikami Members

We are excited to announce the start of a unique program - Member Morning Walks. This is an exclusive opportunity for our valued members to experience the gardens in the calm of morning, before the hustle and bustle of the day begins. Starting June 7th, every Wednesday, you can escape into the serene beauty of our …

9:00AM, Wednesday, June 26, 2024
Morikami Gardens
Guest Artist Youth & Adult Workshops
Japanese Traditional Music Workshops: Koto with Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto
Sponsored by Toshiba International Foundation
There will be two opportunities for adults to take the Japanese traditional music workshops at the Morikami Museum. Instruments and sheet music will be provided for use in the workshops.
9:00AM, Saturday, June 29, 2024
Morikami Theater
Craft activity for kids of all ages
Family Fun Day: Festival Fans
Summer is here, the time to go to festivals while keeping cool! Make a festive fan of your own for Independence Day.
12:00PM, Saturday, June 29, 2024
Kamiya Room (Classroom A)
Experience the Garden Early
Member Morning Walks
Open to all Morikami Members

We are excited to announce the start of a unique program - Member Morning Walks. This is an exclusive opportunity for our valued members to experience the gardens in the calm of morning, before the hustle and bustle of the day begins. Starting June 7th, every Wednesday, you can escape into the serene beauty of our …

9:00AM, Wednesday, July 3, 2024
Morikami Gardens
Craft activity for kids of all ages
Family Fun Day: Tanabata
Make a wish for the Star Festival, Tanabata! Write your wish on a strip of colored paper, or tanzaku, and tie it to a branch of our Tanabata bamboo to celebrate.
10:00AM, Wednesday, July 3, 2024
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Craft activity for kids of all ages
Family Fun Day: Tanabata
Make a wish for the Star Festival, Tanabata! Write your wish on a strip of colored paper, or tanzaku, and tie it to a branch of our Tanabata bamboo to celebrate.
10:00AM, Thursday, July 4, 2024
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Craft activity for kids of all ages
Family Fun Day: Tanabata
Make a wish for the Star Festival, Tanabata! Write your wish on a strip of colored paper, or tanzaku, and tie it to a branch of our Tanabata bamboo to celebrate.
10:00AM, Friday, July 5, 2024
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Craft activity for kids of all ages
Family Fun Day: Tanabata
Make a wish for the Star Festival, Tanabata! Write your wish on a strip of colored paper, or tanzaku, and tie it to a branch of our Tanabata bamboo to celebrate.
10:00AM, Saturday, July 6, 2024
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Craft activity for kids of all ages
Family Fun Day: Tanabata
Make a wish for the Star Festival, Tanabata! Write your wish on a strip of colored paper, or tanzaku, and tie it to a branch of our Tanabata bamboo to celebrate.
10:00AM, Sunday, July 7, 2024
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Beginner I & II
Thursday or Sunday Sessions
Expand upon your knowledge of Japanese tea ceremony in this hands-on class. Perform traditional Japanese tea ceremony, with its ever-evolving seasonal subtleties, in the authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of instructor Yoshiko Hardick. The tea ceremony changes from month to month and from season to season.
10:15AM, Sunday, July 7, 2024
Tea House
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Intermediate Classes
Expand upon your knowledge of Japanese tea ceremony in this hands-on class. Perform traditional Japanese tea ceremony, with its ever-evolving seasonal subtleties, in the authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of instructor Yoshiko Hardick. The tea ceremony changes from month to month and from season to season.
1:00PM, Sunday, July 7, 2024
Tea House
Experience the Garden Early
Member Morning Walks
Open to all Morikami Members

We are excited to announce the start of a unique program - Member Morning Walks. This is an exclusive opportunity for our valued members to experience the gardens in the calm of morning, before the hustle and bustle of the day begins. Starting June 7th, every Wednesday, you can escape into the serene beauty of our …

9:00AM, Wednesday, July 10, 2024
Morikami Gardens
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Beginner I & II
Thursday or Sunday Sessions
Expand upon your knowledge of Japanese tea ceremony in this hands-on class. Perform traditional Japanese tea ceremony, with its ever-evolving seasonal subtleties, in the authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of instructor Yoshiko Hardick. The tea ceremony changes from month to month and from season to season.
10:15AM, Thursday, July 11, 2024
Tea House
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Intermediate Classes
Expand upon your knowledge of Japanese tea ceremony in this hands-on class. Perform traditional Japanese tea ceremony, with its ever-evolving seasonal subtleties, in the authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of instructor Yoshiko Hardick. The tea ceremony changes from month to month and from season to season.
1:00PM, Thursday, July 11, 2024
Tea House
Grade 3rd – 12th
Calligraphy Youth Workshop
Learn how to write your name and some Japanese words with ink and brush, two traditional calligraphy writing implements in this hands-on workshop.
11:30AM, Saturday, July 13, 2024
Oki Education Center
Experience the Garden Early
Member Morning Walks
Open to all Morikami Members

We are excited to announce the start of a unique program - Member Morning Walks. This is an exclusive opportunity for our valued members to experience the gardens in the calm of morning, before the hustle and bustle of the day begins. Starting June 7th, every Wednesday, you can escape into the serene beauty of our …

9:00AM, Wednesday, July 17, 2024
Morikami Gardens
Craft activity for kids of all ages
Family Fun Day: Mini Folding Screen
Make your own miniature Japanese paper folding screen to decorate your desk!
12:00PM, Saturday, July 20, 2024
Kamiya Room (Classroom A)
Experience the Garden Early
Member Morning Walks
Open to all Morikami Members

We are excited to announce the start of a unique program - Member Morning Walks. This is an exclusive opportunity for our valued members to experience the gardens in the calm of morning, before the hustle and bustle of the day begins. Starting June 7th, every Wednesday, you can escape into the serene beauty of our …

9:00AM, Wednesday, July 24, 2024
Morikami Gardens
Adult Workshop
The Art of Kokedama
Japanese art of growing plants in a moss-covered ball of soil.
Kokedama is the Japanese art of growing plants in a moss-covered ball of soil. It is wrapped with string and contains an ornamental plant growing inside. These beautiful and decorative plants bring an organic and natural touch to planting orchids, succulents, and other ornamental plants. Learn the mechanics of how to make kokedama, creating two regular size and one small one to decorate your home or to give away to a special person.
10:00AM, Saturday, July 27, 2024
Oki Education Center
Experience the Garden Early
Member Morning Walks
Open to all Morikami Members

We are excited to announce the start of a unique program - Member Morning Walks. This is an exclusive opportunity for our valued members to experience the gardens in the calm of morning, before the hustle and bustle of the day begins. Starting June 7th, every Wednesday, you can escape into the serene beauty of our …

9:00AM, Wednesday, July 31, 2024
Morikami Gardens
Experience the Garden Early
Member Morning Walks
Open to all Morikami Members

We are excited to announce the start of a unique program - Member Morning Walks. This is an exclusive opportunity for our valued members to experience the gardens in the calm of morning, before the hustle and bustle of the day begins. Starting June 7th, every Wednesday, you can escape into the serene beauty of our …

9:00AM, Wednesday, July 31, 2024
Morikami Gardens
Educational Programming
Registration Opens for the NEW Season Today
All programs open for Registration and Ticket purchase(s).
The season runs from October of the present year through the summer of the following year. The season is available for registration and ticket purchases on August 1st every year.
10:00AM, Thursday, August 1, 2024
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Craft activity for kids of all ages
Family Fun Day: Cicada Noisemaker
Cicadas, or semi in Japanese, are famous for their chorus of buzzing in the summer. Imitate their buzzing by making your own noisemaker!
12:00PM, Saturday, August 17, 2024
Kamiya Room (Classroom A)
Taiko class - camp 2022
(Grade 3-12)
Youth Workshop: The Way Of Taiko: The Heartbeat Of Japan
Traditional Drum Workshop
This workshop introduces participants to the history and practice of taiko drumming. Participants are taught how to understand sounds and movements, i.e., how to connect nature and the meaning of body movement. They will become familiar with the way of taiko and its drumming techniques.
11:00AM, Sunday, August 18, 2024
Morikami Theater
Craft activities for kids of all ages.
Virtual Family Fun Days
Virtual craft activities for kids of all ages.
12:00AM, Saturday, August 31, 2024
Virtual
Tofu Day
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Beginner I & II
Thursday or Sunday Sessions
Expand upon your knowledge of Japanese tea ceremony in this hands-on class. Perform traditional Japanese tea ceremony, with its ever-evolving seasonal subtleties, in the authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of instructor Yoshiko Hardick. The tea ceremony changes from month to month and from season to season.
10:15AM, Sunday, September 8, 2024
Tea House
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Intermediate Classes
Expand upon your knowledge of Japanese tea ceremony in this hands-on class. Perform traditional Japanese tea ceremony, with its ever-evolving seasonal subtleties, in the authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of instructor Yoshiko Hardick. The tea ceremony changes from month to month and from season to season.
1:00PM, Sunday, September 8, 2024
Tea House
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Beginner I & II
Thursday or Sunday Sessions
Expand upon your knowledge of Japanese tea ceremony in this hands-on class. Perform traditional Japanese tea ceremony, with its ever-evolving seasonal subtleties, in the authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of instructor Yoshiko Hardick. The tea ceremony changes from month to month and from season to season.
10:15AM, Thursday, September 12, 2024
Tea House
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Intermediate Classes
Expand upon your knowledge of Japanese tea ceremony in this hands-on class. Perform traditional Japanese tea ceremony, with its ever-evolving seasonal subtleties, in the authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of instructor Yoshiko Hardick. The tea ceremony changes from month to month and from season to season.
1:00PM, Thursday, September 12, 2024
Tea House
Experience the Morikami Gardens After-Hours
Sunset Stroll
This is a Rain or Shine Event

Step into a world of tranquility and beauty at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens' Sunset Stroll. Join us for a memorable evening as we open our doors after hours and welcome you to explore our stunning gardens. Immerse yourself in the peaceful ambiance and enjoy live musical performances in our theater. Treat your taste buds …

5:30PM, Thursday, September 12, 2024
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Introduction to the Art of Kintsugi
Claudia Henao is a glass and floral artist. She is a self-taught artist, with a 20 years career spanning from when she traveled and lived in Europe for around 17 years with her family. Always surrounded and inspired by nature, her artistic creativity started to include floral design with her glass work a few years ago. Mrs. Henao started mixing glass and natural elements in her work which allows for a very unique and magical experience for the eye. Her creative repertoire encompasses unique botanical pieces like jewelry, huts, glasses, etc.
10:00AM, Saturday, September 14, 2024
Oki Education Center
Material Fee $35
Sado: Tea Ceremony Workshop
Omotesenke School
This workshop teaches the basics of sadō – The Way of Tea – necessary to understand the aesthetics of sadō and to fully enjoy the tea ceremony itself. Participants become familiar with how to participate as a guest, how to make a bowl of tea, and serve it.
1:00PM, Saturday, September 14, 2024
Tea House
Craft activity for kids of all ages
Family Fun Day: Shubun no Hi Flowers
Celebrate Shubun no Hi, the Autumn Equinox, with the flowers of the season in a tissue paper craft.
12:00PM, Sunday, September 22, 2024
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Educational Programming
NEW Season Starts Today
All programs open for Registration and Ticket purchase(s).
The season runs from October of the present year through the summer of the following year. The season is available for registration and ticket purchases on August 1st every year.
10:00AM, Tuesday, October 1, 2024
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Educational Programming
Registration Opens for the NEW Season Today
All programs open for Registration and Ticket purchase(s).
The season runs from October of the present year through the summer of the following year. The season is available for registration and ticket purchases on August 1st every year.
10:00AM, Friday, August 1, 2025
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
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