Ikenobo Classes

Yamato-kan Reopening
Yamato-Kan Reopening
Members Only Preview
Join us in celebrating the rededication of the Yamto-kan - the original museum building of the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, located in the Roji-en garden.
10:00AM, Friday, September 30, 2022
Yamato-kan
Members Only Preview Day: September 30, 2022 Open To The Public: October 1, 2022
Lanterns and trees
Therapeutic Garden Walking Program
Stroll for Well-Being

More Information and Application

9:00AM, Saturday, October 1, 2022
Morikami 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, Saturday, October 1, 2022
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Dyed fabric drying on a line
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, October 1, 2022
Oki Education Center
Japanese Traditional Music
Koto: Beginner & Intermediate
Saturday Sessions
Koto is a traditional Japanese stringed instrument first introduced to Japan from China in the 7th-8th centuries. Learn about the history, culture and techniques in how to play this exquisite instrument in this 5-week course. Instruments will be provided for participants to use in the class. *Beginner II courses are for students with prior experience or have taken Beginner I courses.  Beginners and intermediate students are welcome! 
10:15AM, Saturday, October 1, 2022
Morikami Theater
hand pruning bonsai
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, October 2, 2022
Oki Education Center
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, October 2, 2022
In-Person or Virtual
Level I: 10:15am-11:15am (In-person) or 6:10pm– 7:10pm (virtual) | Level II: 11:30am–12:30pm (virtual)
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, October 2, 2022
Virtual
Level III: 7:20pm–8:20pm (virtual) | Level IV: 5:00pm–6:00pm (virtual)
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, October 4, 2022
Oki Education Center
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!
10:00AM, Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Oki Education Center
Beginners – 10:00am –12:00pm | Intermediate - 1:30pm- 3:30pm
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, October 6, 2022
Oki Education Center
Beginners only class
All programs will take place in the Kamiya Room, unless stated otherwise. No reservations needed.
Mori Stories: Kamishibai Folktales
Readings start at 1:00pm (Lasts approximately an hour with the activity.)
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, October 6, 2022
Kamiya Room (Classroom A)
“The Magic Rice Paddle”
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, October 7, 2022
Oki Education Center
Beginner & Intermediate combined class
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, October 7, 2022
Oki Education Center
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Beginner
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. The Beginners class and Intermediate class will share one class session together.
10:15AM, Sunday, October 9, 2022
Tea House
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Intermediate Sundays
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, October 9, 2022
Tea House
Morikami Book Club
Open to all Morikami Members

Join Wisdom Ring member Christine Carton and fellow Morikami members as they start their new season of exciting book reading! For more information please email Christine Carton at christinec@gate.net. Morikami Book Club 2022-2023 Selection 1A & 1B: We will read both books.  1B - Will be discussed during the lecture series at the Museum on October 29. 1A …

12:00PM, Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Beginner
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. The Beginners class and Intermediate class will share one class session together.
10:15AM, Thursday, October 13, 2022
Tea House
Woman Performing Tea Ceremony
Japanese Traditional Tea Ceremony
The Way Of Tea: Sado Demonstration
Sponsored by JM Family Enterprises Inc.
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, October 15, 2022
Morikami Theater
Language Lessons (Level I - Part 1-3)
Nihongo: Japanese Intensive Workshop I
The Nihongo: Japanese Intensive Workshops are a fast-paced introductory series consisting of three separate  3-day sessions. The full series can be taken as an alternative to the entire Nihongo: Introduction to Japanese Level I Class series. Students who complete all three workshops will be ready for Nihongo: Introduction to Japanese Level II Class the following season.  This preliminary level introduces basic survival Japanese, grammar, and hiragana writing and reading. Topics include, but are not limited to, meeting people, shopping, and dining.
1:00PM, Saturday, October 22, 2022
Virtual
Morikami Book Club
Open to all Morikami Members

Join Wisdom Ring member Christine Carton and fellow Morikami members as they start their new season of exciting book reading! For more information please email Christine Carton at christinec@gate.net. Morikami Book Club 2022-2023 Selection 1A & 1B: We will read both books.  1B - Will be discussed during the lecture series at the Museum on October 29. 1A …

12:00PM, Saturday, October 29, 2022
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Craft activity for kids of all ages.
Family Fun Day: Spooky Origami
Boo! Learn how to make an origami ghost to celebrate Halloween.
12:00PM, Saturday, October 29, 2022
Kamiya Room (Classroom A)
Talk by William Wilson
Speaker Series: Ghosts, Changelings and Apparitions in Traditional Japanese Tales
Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities
Traditional tales are like thumbnail sketches of the Japanese psyche and a glimpse into submerged memories passed down through generations. Many of these stories are explanations of supernatural events that took place in specific locales that people have believed and often still believe to have been true. As tales of the “common folk,” they provide a counterpoint to high literature of individual classic and modern authors.
1:00PM, Saturday, October 29, 2022
Morikami Theater
Tickets are available the day of the event on a first-come, first-served basis. Limited seating available.
Take a cinematic journey through Japan with the Morikami Film Series
Film: Ju-On: The Grudge
Sponsored by JM Family Enterprises
Perplexing, creepy, episodic thriller in which an unsuspecting social worker unlocks the terrifying past of a house haunted by its former inhabitants' darkest secrets. Written and directed by Takashi Shimizu, who also made the 2004 U.S. version starring Sarah Michelle Gellar.
3:00PM, Saturday, October 29, 2022
Morikami Theater
Please note: Patrons under the age of 17 require an accompanying parent or guardian (age 21 or older) to attend R-rated performances. 25 years and under must also show ID for R-rated performances.
Take a cinematic journey through Japan with the Morikami Film Series
Film: A Letter to Momo
Sponsored by JM Family Enterprises
From the creators of Ghost in the Shell comes a wonderfully expressive and beautifully hand-drawn animated tale that combines bursts of whimsy and kinetic humor with deeply felt emotion and drama.
11:00AM, Sunday, October 30, 2022
Morikami Theater
11:00am (Dubbed in English) | 2:00pm (In Japanese, subtitled in English)
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, November 1, 2022
Oki Education Center
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!
10:00AM, Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Oki Education Center
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Beginner
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. The Beginners class and Intermediate class will share one class session together.
10:15AM, Thursday, November 3, 2022
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, November 3, 2022
Oki Education Center
Beginners only class
Talk by Yuko Kimura
Speaker Series: Washi Textile Prints: Art of Imperfection (Wabi Sabi)
Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities
Yuko Kimura is a Japanese papermaker and print artist who celebrates imperfection in her work. She prints etchings onto handmade washi paper and onto antique Japanese book pages riddled with wormholes and stitches them together to form large collages.
1:00PM, Friday, November 4, 2022
Morikami Theater
Tickets are available the day of the event starting at 10 am, on a first-come, first-served basis. Limited seating available.
Craft activities for kids of all ages.
Virtual Family Fun Days
Virtual craft activities for kids of all ages.
12:00AM, Saturday, November 5, 2022
Virtual
Inu no Hi: Dog Day
Dyed fabric drying on a line
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, November 5, 2022
Oki Education Center
Japanese Traditional Music
Koto: Beginner & Intermediate
Saturday Sessions
Koto is a traditional Japanese stringed instrument first introduced to Japan from China in the 7th-8th centuries. Learn about the history, culture and techniques in how to play this exquisite instrument in this 5-week course. Instruments will be provided for participants to use in the class. *Beginner II courses are for students with prior experience or have taken Beginner I courses.  Beginners and intermediate students are welcome! 
10:15AM, Saturday, November 5, 2022
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, November 5, 2022
Tea House
hand pruning bonsai
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, November 6, 2022
Oki Education Center
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Beginner
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. The Beginners class and Intermediate class will share one class session together.
10:15AM, Sunday, November 6, 2022
Tea House
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Intermediate Sundays
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, November 6, 2022
Tea House
Morikami Book Club
Open to all Morikami Members

Join Wisdom Ring member Christine Carton and fellow Morikami members as they start their new season of exciting book reading! For more information please email Christine Carton at christinec@gate.net. Morikami Book Club 2022-2023 Selection 1A & 1B: We will read both books.  1B - Will be discussed during the lecture series at the Museum on October 29. 1A …

12:00PM, Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
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, November 13, 2022
Morikami Theater
Woman Performing Tea Ceremony
Japanese Traditional Tea Ceremony
The Way Of Tea: Sado Demonstration
Sponsored by JM Family Enterprises Inc.
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, November 19, 2022
Morikami Theater
Craft activity for kids of all ages.
Family Fun Day: Kanji Rocks
Learn how to write some kanji, Chinese characters, and paint it on your very own rock.
12:00PM, Saturday, November 19, 2022
Kamiya Room (Classroom A)
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, December 1, 2022
Oki Education Center
Beginners only class
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, December 2, 2022
Oki Education Center
Beginner & Intermediate combined class
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, December 2, 2022
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.
10:00AM, Saturday, December 3, 2022
Oki Education Center
Session 1: 10:00am – 12:30pm | Session 2: 2:00pm – 4:30pm (2 sessions offered)
Craft activity for kids of all ages
Family Fun Day: Mizuhiki
Use the magic of mizuhiki, washi paper cords, to bring the symbol of togetherness to your next gift.
11:30AM, Saturday, December 3, 2022
Kamiya Room (Classroom A)
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Beginner
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. The Beginners class and Intermediate class will share one class session together.
10:15AM, Sunday, December 4, 2022
Tea House
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Intermediate Sundays
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, December 4, 2022
Tea House
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, December 6, 2022
Oki Education Center
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!
10:00AM, Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Oki Education Center
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Beginner
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. The Beginners class and Intermediate class will share one class session together.
10:15AM, Thursday, December 8, 2022
Tea House
Assorted gift-wrapped items
The Art of Japanese Gift Presentation Workshop
Adult Workshop
Learn the customs and art of Japanese gift presentation in this hands-on workshop. Combining traditional with contemporary aesthetics, participants are introduced to the beauty of Japanese packaging and design, often times incorporating natural and unconventional materials. Learn to wrap with washi (Japanese traditional handmade paper), create uniquely designed boxes, and other techniques to give your gift an Asian-inspired elegance. Workshop tools and materials will be provided for the participants to use.
10:30AM, Saturday, December 10, 2022
Oki Education Center
Woman Performing Tea Ceremony
Japanese Traditional Tea Ceremony
The Way Of Tea: Sado Demonstration
Sponsored by JM Family Enterprises Inc.
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, December 10, 2022
Morikami Theater
Take a cinematic journey through Japan with the Morikami Film Series
Film: Belle
Sponsored by JM Family Enterprises
From the celebrated Academy Award®-nominated director Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu, creators of Mirai, Wolf Children, Summer Wars, and more, comes a fantastical, heartfelt story of growing up in the age of social media.
11:00AM, Sunday, December 11, 2022
Morikami Theater
11:00 am (Dubbed in English) | 2:00 pm (In Japanese, subtitled in English)
Morikami Book Club
Open to all Morikami Members

Join Wisdom Ring member Christine Carton and fellow Morikami members as they start their new season of exciting book reading! For more information please email Christine Carton at christinec@gate.net. Morikami Book Club 2022-2023 Selection 1A & 1B: We will read both books.  1B - Will be discussed during the lecture series at the Museum on October 29. 1A …

12:00PM, Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
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, December 15, 2022
Morikami Gardens
Craft activities for kids of all ages.
Virtual Family Fun Days
Virtual craft activities for kids of all ages.
12:00AM, Saturday, December 17, 2022
Virtual
Nengajo: New Year’s Cards
Craft activity for kids of all ages
Family Fun Day: Nengajō: New Year’s Cards
Join us throughout the holiday season to create a nengajō, a Japanese New Year’s card, to share with friends and family.
10:00AM, Saturday, December 17, 2022
Lobby
Craft activity for kids of all ages
Family Fun Day: Nengajō: New Year’s Cards
Join us throughout the holiday season to create a nengajō, a Japanese New Year’s card, to share with friends and family.
10:00AM, Sunday, December 18, 2022
Lobby
Craft activity for kids of all ages
Family Fun Day: Nengajō: New Year’s Cards
Join us throughout the holiday season to create a nengajō, a Japanese New Year’s card, to share with friends and family.
10:00AM, Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Lobby
Craft activity for kids of all ages
Family Fun Day: Nengajō: New Year’s Cards
Join us throughout the holiday season to create a nengajō, a Japanese New Year’s card, to share with friends and family.
10:00AM, Wednesday, December 21, 2022
Lobby
Craft activity for kids of all ages
Family Fun Day: Nengajō: New Year’s Cards
Join us throughout the holiday season to create a nengajō, a Japanese New Year’s card, to share with friends and family.
10:00AM, Thursday, December 22, 2022
Lobby
Craft activity for kids of all ages
Family Fun Day: Nengajō: New Year’s Cards
Join us throughout the holiday season to create a nengajō, a Japanese New Year’s card, to share with friends and family.
10:00AM, Friday, December 23, 2022
Lobby
Craft activity for kids of all ages
Family Fun Day: Nengajō: New Year’s Cards
Join us throughout the holiday season to create a nengajō, a Japanese New Year’s card, to share with friends and family.
10:00AM, Saturday, December 24, 2022
Lobby
Craft activity for kids of all ages
Family Fun Day: Nengajō: New Year’s Cards
Join us throughout the holiday season to create a nengajō, a Japanese New Year’s card, to share with friends and family.
10:00AM, Tuesday, December 27, 2022
Lobby
Craft activity for kids of all ages
Family Fun Day: Nengajō: New Year’s Cards
Join us throughout the holiday season to create a nengajō, a Japanese New Year’s card, to share with friends and family.
10:00AM, Wednesday, December 28, 2022
Lobby
Craft activity for kids of all ages
Family Fun Day: Nengajō: New Year’s Cards
Join us throughout the holiday season to create a nengajō, a Japanese New Year’s card, to share with friends and family.
10:00AM, Thursday, December 29, 2022
Lobby
Craft activity for kids of all ages
Family Fun Day: Nengajō: New Year’s Cards
Join us throughout the holiday season to create a nengajō, a Japanese New Year’s card, to share with friends and family.
10:00AM, Friday, December 30, 2022
Lobby
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!
10:00AM, Wednesday, January 4, 2023
Oki Education Center
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Beginner
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. The Beginners class and Intermediate class will share one class session together.
10:15AM, Thursday, January 5, 2023
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, January 5, 2023
Oki Education Center
Beginners only class
All programs will take place in the Kamiya Room, unless stated otherwise. No reservations needed.
Mori Stories: Kamishibai Folktales
Readings start at 1:00pm (Lasts approximately an hour with the activity.)
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, January 5, 2023
Kamiya Room (Classroom A)
“The Rabbit on the Moon”
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, January 6, 2023
Oki Education Center
Beginner & Intermediate combined class
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, January 6, 2023
Oki Education Center
Craft activities for kids of all ages.
Virtual Family Fun Days
Virtual craft activities for kids of all ages.
12:00AM, Saturday, January 7, 2023
Virtual
Orchid Galore
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, January 7, 2023
Oki Education Center
Craft activity for kids of all ages
Family Fun Day: Orchid Galore
Celebrate orchids at the Morikami by making an orchid chigiri-e (Japanese paper collage) style.
12:00PM, Saturday, January 7, 2023
Kamiya Room (Classroom A)
Orchid Weekend
Enjoy a weekend of festivities celebrating our new exhibition!
12:00PM, Saturday, January 7, 2023
Morikami Theater
Ikebana: Flower Arranging Demonstrations
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, January 7, 2023
Tea House
Language Lessons (Level I - Part 1-3)
Nihongo: Japanese Intensive Workshop I
The Nihongo: Japanese Intensive Workshops are a fast-paced introductory series consisting of three separate  3-day sessions. The full series can be taken as an alternative to the entire Nihongo: Introduction to Japanese Level I Class series. Students who complete all three workshops will be ready for Nihongo: Introduction to Japanese Level II Class the following season.  This preliminary level introduces basic survival Japanese, grammar, and hiragana writing and reading. Topics include, but are not limited to, meeting people, shopping, and dining.
1:00PM, Saturday, January 7, 2023
Virtual
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, January 8, 2023
In-Person or Virtual
Orchid Weekend
Enjoy a weekend of festivities celebrating our new exhibition!
12:00PM, Sunday, January 8, 2023
Morikami Theater
Koto New Year Recital
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, January 8, 2023
Virtual
Level III: 7:20pm–8:20pm (virtual) | Level IV: 5:00pm–6:00pm (virtual)
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, January 10, 2023
Oki Education Center
Morikami Book Club
Open to all Morikami Members

Join Wisdom Ring member Christine Carton and fellow Morikami members as they start their new season of exciting book reading! For more information please email Christine Carton at christinec@gate.net. Morikami Book Club 2022-2023 Selection 1A & 1B: We will read both books.  1B - Will be discussed during the lecture series at the Museum on October 29. 1A …

12:00PM, Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Japanese Traditional Music
Koto: Beginner & Intermediate
Saturday Sessions
Koto is a traditional Japanese stringed instrument first introduced to Japan from China in the 7th-8th centuries. Learn about the history, culture and techniques in how to play this exquisite instrument in this 5-week course. Instruments will be provided for participants to use in the class. *Beginner II courses are for students with prior experience or have taken Beginner I courses.  Beginners and intermediate students are welcome! 
10:15AM, Saturday, January 14, 2023
Morikami Theater
Hand and Calligraphy paper
Adult Workshop
Japanese Calligraphy Workshop for Beginners
Learn brush strokes using sumi (charcoal) ink and a brush to write Japanese characters. After practicing on paper you will create a final calligraphy piece on shikishi board to take home. Just bring your curiosity!
11:30AM, Saturday, January 14, 2023
Oki Education Center
hand pruning bonsai
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, January 15, 2023
Oki Education Center
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Beginner
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. The Beginners class and Intermediate class will share one class session together.
10:15AM, Sunday, January 15, 2023
Tea House
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Intermediate Sundays
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, January 15, 2023
Tea House
Lanterns and trees
Therapeutic Garden Walking Program
Stroll for Well-Being

More Information and Application

9:00AM, Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Morikami Gardens
Lanterns and trees
Therapeutic Garden Walking Program
Stroll for Well-Being

More Information and Application

9:00AM, Saturday, January 21, 2023
Morikami Gardens
Woman Performing Tea Ceremony
Japanese Traditional Tea Ceremony
The Way Of Tea: Sado Demonstration
Sponsored by JM Family Enterprises Inc.
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, January 21, 2023
Morikami Theater
Craft activities for kids of all ages.
Virtual Family Fun Days
Virtual craft activities for kids of all ages.
12:00AM, Saturday, January 28, 2023
Virtual
Year of the Rabbit
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, January 29, 2023
Morikami Theater
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!
10:00AM, Wednesday, February 1, 2023
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, February 2, 2023
Oki Education Center
Beginners only class
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, February 3, 2023
Oki Education Center
Beginner & Intermediate combined class
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, February 3, 2023
Oki Education Center
Dyed fabric drying on a line
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, February 4, 2023
Oki Education Center
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Beginner
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. The Beginners class and Intermediate class will share one class session together.
10:15AM, Sunday, February 5, 2023
Tea House
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Intermediate Sundays
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, February 5, 2023
Tea House
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, February 7, 2023
Oki Education Center
Morikami Book Club
Open to all Morikami Members

Join Wisdom Ring member Christine Carton and fellow Morikami members as they start their new season of exciting book reading! For more information please email Christine Carton at christinec@gate.net. Morikami Book Club 2022-2023 Selection 1A & 1B: We will read both books.  1B - Will be discussed during the lecture series at the Museum on October 29. 1A …

12:00PM, Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Beginner
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. The Beginners class and Intermediate class will share one class session together.
10:15AM, Thursday, February 9, 2023
Tea House
Fabric Wrapped Box
The Art Of Japanese Fabric Wrapping
Furoshiki Workshop
People have used furoshiki, a square reusable wrapping cloth, since the 16th century in a variety of ways to wrap differently sized and shaped objects. Learn how to wrap a wine bottle, a watermelon, books, and how to make a tote bag from a furoshiki.
10:30AM, Saturday, February 11, 2023
Oki Education Center
Craft activity for kids of all ages
Family Fun Day: Love Card
Make an origami heart card for that special someone in your life!
11:30AM, Saturday, February 11, 2023
Kamiya Room (Classroom A)
Woman Performing Tea Ceremony
Japanese Traditional Tea Ceremony
The Way Of Tea: Sado Demonstration
Sponsored by JM Family Enterprises Inc.
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, February 11, 2023
Morikami Theater
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, February 16, 2023
Morikami Gardens
Adult Workshop
Sumi-e Brush Making
The tradition of handmade soft brushes has been a unique tool used for calligraphy and sumi-e painting through many dynasties unit the present day. The origins of brush making can be traced back to five thousand years ago in China. The brush is one of the most inspiring tools and still has the power to peak our imaginations. Using any type of hair, palm tree fibers, bamboo, and driftwood, you can make your own brushes by learning simple construction techniques in this workshop. Students will make a basic size brush with bristles approximately 1”in length.
1:30PM, Thursday, February 16, 2023
Oki Education Center
Japanese Traditional Music
Koto: Beginner & Intermediate
Saturday Sessions
Koto is a traditional Japanese stringed instrument first introduced to Japan from China in the 7th-8th centuries. Learn about the history, culture and techniques in how to play this exquisite instrument in this 5-week course. Instruments will be provided for participants to use in the class. *Beginner II courses are for students with prior experience or have taken Beginner I courses.  Beginners and intermediate students are welcome! 
10:15AM, Saturday, February 18, 2023
Morikami Theater
hand pruning bonsai
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, February 19, 2023
Oki Education Center
Craft activities for kids of all ages.
Virtual Family Fun Days
Virtual craft activities for kids of all ages.
12:00AM, Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Virtual
Neko no Hi: Cat Day
Kimono Culture Demonstration
Japanese Traditional Clothing
Not all kimono are created equal! Learn about traditional styles of kimono, with their rich culture, seasonal subtleties, and symbolic nuances. Observe a demonstration on how to properly put on and wear a kimono. Learn about the elegance of the formal kimono with its exquisite designs and finery worn to attend weddings, parties, special celebrations, and holidays.
11:00AM, Saturday, February 25, 2023
Morikami Theater
Language Lessons (Level I - Part 1-3)
Nihongo: Japanese Intensive Workshop I
The Nihongo: Japanese Intensive Workshops are a fast-paced introductory series consisting of three separate  3-day sessions. The full series can be taken as an alternative to the entire Nihongo: Introduction to Japanese Level I Class series. Students who complete all three workshops will be ready for Nihongo: Introduction to Japanese Level II Class the following season.  This preliminary level introduces basic survival Japanese, grammar, and hiragana writing and reading. Topics include, but are not limited to, meeting people, shopping, and dining.
1:00PM, Saturday, February 25, 2023
Virtual
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!
10:00AM, Wednesday, March 1, 2023
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, March 2, 2023
Oki Education Center
Beginners only class
Craft activities for kids of all ages.
Virtual Family Fun Days
Virtual craft activities for kids of all ages.
12:00AM, Friday, March 3, 2023
Virtual
Mimi no Hi: Ear Day (Animal-edition)
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 3, 2023
Oki Education Center
Beginner & Intermediate combined class
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 3, 2023
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 4, 2023
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 4, 2023
Tea House
2023 Gala Save the Date
Morikami Gala

For information regarding sponsorships and ticket sales contact: Sharyn Samuels Interim Director of Development and Membership 561-233-1316 | ssamuels@pbcgov.org

6:30PM, Saturday, March 4, 2023
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
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 5, 2023
In-Person or Virtual
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 5, 2023
Virtual
Level III: 7:20pm–8:20pm (virtual) | Level IV: 5:00pm–6:00pm (virtual)
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 7, 2023
Oki Education Center
Morikami Book Club
Open to all Morikami Members

Join Wisdom Ring member Christine Carton and fellow Morikami members as they start their new season of exciting book reading! For more information please email Christine Carton at christinec@gate.net. Morikami Book Club 2022-2023 Selection 1A & 1B: We will read both books.  1B - Will be discussed during the lecture series at the Museum on October 29. 1A …

12:00PM, Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Beginner
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. The Beginners class and Intermediate class will share one class session together.
10:15AM, Sunday, March 12, 2023
Tea House
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Intermediate Sundays
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 12, 2023
Tea House
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Beginner
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. The Beginners class and Intermediate class will share one class session together.
10:15AM, Thursday, March 16, 2023
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 16, 2023
Morikami Gardens
Woman Performing Tea Ceremony
Japanese Traditional Tea Ceremony
The Way Of Tea: Sado Demonstration
Sponsored by JM Family Enterprises Inc.
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 18, 2023
Morikami Theater
Kaiju Block Print
Block Printing Workshop
Adult & Youth 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.
10:30AM, Saturday, March 25, 2023
Oki Education Center
goldfish
Craft activity for kids of all ages
Family Fun Day: Goldfish Paper Craft
In Japanese, goldfish are called kingyo. Let’s learn how to make one out of paper!
12:00PM, Saturday, March 25, 2023
Kamiya Room (Classroom A)
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 26, 2023
Oki Education Center
Hand and Calligraphy paper
Adult Workshop
Japanese Calligraphy Workshop for Beginners
Learn brush strokes using sumi (charcoal) ink and a brush to write Japanese characters. After practicing on paper you will create a final calligraphy piece on shikishi board to take home. Just bring your curiosity!
11:30AM, Saturday, April 1, 2023
Oki Education Center
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Beginner
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. The Beginners class and Intermediate class will share one class session together.
10:15AM, Sunday, April 2, 2023
Tea House
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Intermediate Sundays
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 2, 2023
Tea House
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 4, 2023
Oki Education Center
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!
10:00AM, Wednesday, April 5, 2023
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 6, 2023
Oki Education Center
Beginners only class
All programs will take place in the Kamiya Room, unless stated otherwise. No reservations needed.
Mori Stories: Kamishibai Folktales
Readings start at 1:00pm (Lasts approximately an hour with the activity.)
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 6, 2023
Kamiya Room (Classroom A)
“The Tongue-Cut Sparrow”
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 7, 2023
Oki Education Center
Beginner & Intermediate combined class
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 7, 2023
Oki Education Center
Japanese Traditional Music
Koto: Beginner & Intermediate
Saturday Sessions
Koto is a traditional Japanese stringed instrument first introduced to Japan from China in the 7th-8th centuries. Learn about the history, culture and techniques in how to play this exquisite instrument in this 5-week course. Instruments will be provided for participants to use in the class. *Beginner II courses are for students with prior experience or have taken Beginner I courses.  Beginners and intermediate students are welcome! 
10:15AM, Saturday, April 8, 2023
Morikami Theater
Kaiju Block Print
Block Printing Workshop
Adult & Youth 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.
10:30AM, Saturday, April 8, 2023
Oki Education Center
Bamboo
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 8, 2023
Sakai Room (Library)
Morikami Book Club
Open to all Morikami Members

Join Wisdom Ring member Christine Carton and fellow Morikami members as they start their new season of exciting book reading! For more information please email Christine Carton at christinec@gate.net. Morikami Book Club 2022-2023 Selection 1A & 1B: We will read both books.  1B - Will be discussed during the lecture series at the Museum on October 29. 1A …

12:00PM, Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Beginner
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. The Beginners class and Intermediate class will share one class session together.
10:15AM, Thursday, April 13, 2023
Tea House
Dyed fabric drying on a line
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 15, 2023
Oki Education Center
Woman Performing Tea Ceremony
Japanese Traditional Tea Ceremony
The Way Of Tea: Sado Demonstration
Sponsored by JM Family Enterprises Inc.
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 15, 2023
Morikami Theater
Take a cinematic journey through Japan with the Morikami Film Series
Film: Wife of a Spy
Sponsored by JM Family Enterprises
Master filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Pulse, Cure, Tokyo Sonata) delivers his “best movie in years” (Indiewire) in this riveting, gorgeously crafted, old-school Hitchockian thriller, which follows a Japanese woman during WWII who begins to suspect her husband’s Western connections may be hiding something more sinister.
7:00PM, Friday, April 21, 2023
Morikami Theater
In Japanese, subtitled in English)
Craft activities for kids of all ages.
Virtual Family Fun Days
Virtual craft activities for kids of all ages.
12:00AM, Saturday, April 22, 2023
Virtual
Kasa: Japanese Umbrellas
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, April 22, 2023
Oki Education Center
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 23, 2023
Morikami Theater
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 2, 2023
Oki Education Center
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!
10:00AM, Wednesday, May 3, 2023
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 4, 2023
Oki Education Center
Beginners only class
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 5, 2023
Oki Education Center
Beginner & Intermediate combined class
Joint presentation by Curator Barbara Johns and Art Historian Sandy Kita
Speaker Series: Takuichi Fujii: The Artist and the Person
Sponsored by JM Family Enterprises

Friday, May 5, 2023 Time: 1:00pm Cost: FREE (with paid museum admission) Tickets are available the day of the event on a first-come, first-served basis. Limited seating available Location: Morikami Theater Takuichi Fujii: Artist and Wartime Witness Talk by Barbara Johns Barbara Johns will discuss Takuichi Fujii’s life and art in its historical context, with particular focus on the World War II …

1:00PM, Friday, May 5, 2023
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 5, 2023
Oki Education Center
Craft activity for kids of all ages
Family Fun Day: Children’s Day
Join us in celebrating Children’s Day by making a koinobori, a Japanese flying carp, an origami kabuto hat, or color in a Japanese kimono-inspired bookmark.
10:00AM, Saturday, May 6, 2023
Kamiya Room (Classroom A)
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Beginner
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. The Beginners class and Intermediate class will share one class session together.
10:15AM, Sunday, May 7, 2023
Tea House
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Intermediate Sundays
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 7, 2023
Tea House
Morikami Book Club
Open to all Morikami Members

Join Wisdom Ring member Christine Carton and fellow Morikami members as they start their new season of exciting book reading! For more information please email Christine Carton at christinec@gate.net. Morikami Book Club 2022-2023 Selection 1A & 1B: We will read both books.  1B - Will be discussed during the lecture series at the Museum on October 29. 1A …

12:00PM, Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Beginner
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. The Beginners class and Intermediate class will share one class session together.
10:15AM, Thursday, May 11, 2023
Tea House
Japanese Traditional Music Instrument
Koto Demonstration
Sponsored by JM Family Enterprises Inc.
Koto is a traditional Japanese stringed instrument first introduced to Japan from China in the 7th-8th century. Learn the fascinating history of this exquisite instrument, and listen to its captivating and tranquil sounds demonstrated by koto teacher, Mrs. Yoshiko Carlton.
12:00PM, Saturday, May 13, 2023
Morikami Theater
Japanese Traditional Music Instrument
Koto Demonstration
Sponsored by JM Family Enterprises Inc.
Koto is a traditional Japanese stringed instrument first introduced to Japan from China in the 7th-8th century. Learn the fascinating history of this exquisite instrument, and listen to its captivating and tranquil sounds demonstrated by koto teacher, Mrs. Yoshiko Carlton.
1:30PM, Saturday, May 13, 2023
Morikami Theater
Japanese Traditional Music Instrument
Koto Demonstration
Sponsored by JM Family Enterprises Inc.
Koto is a traditional Japanese stringed instrument first introduced to Japan from China in the 7th-8th century. Learn the fascinating history of this exquisite instrument, and listen to its captivating and tranquil sounds demonstrated by koto teacher, Mrs. Yoshiko Carlton.
3:00PM, Saturday, May 13, 2023
Morikami Theater
Woman Performing Tea Ceremony
Japanese Traditional Tea Ceremony
The Way Of Tea: Sado Demonstration
Sponsored by JM Family Enterprises Inc.
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 27, 2023
Morikami Theater
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Beginner
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. The Beginners class and Intermediate class will share one class session together.
10:15AM, Thursday, June 1, 2023
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 1, 2023
Oki Education Center
Beginners only class
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 2, 2023
Oki Education Center
Beginner & Intermediate combined class
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 2, 2023
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.
10:00AM, Saturday, June 3, 2023
Oki Education Center
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Beginner
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. The Beginners class and Intermediate class will share one class session together.
10:15AM, Sunday, June 4, 2023
Tea House
Craft activity for kids of all ages
Family Fun Day: Mushi no Hi: Bug Day
Take on the role of a bug-catcher and learn how to make some bugs out of origami.
12:00PM, Sunday, June 4, 2023
Kamiya Room (Classroom A)
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Intermediate Sundays
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 4, 2023
Tea House
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!
10:00AM, Wednesday, June 7, 2023
Oki Education Center
Morikami Book Club
Open to all Morikami Members

Join Wisdom Ring member Christine Carton and fellow Morikami members as they start their new season of exciting book reading! For more information please email Christine Carton at christinec@gate.net. Morikami Book Club 2022-2023 Selection 1A & 1B: We will read both books.  1B - Will be discussed during the lecture series at the Museum on October 29. 1A …

12:00PM, Wednesday, June 7, 2023
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
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 10, 2023
Tea House
Take a cinematic journey through Japan with the Morikami Film Series
Film: Grave of the Fireflies
Sponsored by JM Family Enterprises

11:00AM, Saturday, June 17, 2023
Morikami Theater
2 screenings ; 11:00am & 2:00pm (both In Japanese, subtitled in English)
Craft activities for kids of all ages.
Virtual Family Fun Days
Virtual craft activities for kids of all ages.
12:00AM, Saturday, June 24, 2023
Virtual
I-Spy Japanese Sign Language
Guest Artist Youth & Adult Workshops
Japanese Traditional Music Workshops: Koto with Joseph Amato
Sponsored by Batchelor Foundation and Residence Inn Boca Raton by Marriott
There will be two opportunities for adults to take the Japanese traditional music workshops at the Morikami Museum with our professional musician from Japan. Instruments and sheet music will be provided for use in the workshops.
9:00AM, Saturday, June 24, 2023
Morikami Theater
Language Lessons (Level I - Part 1-3)
Nihongo: Japanese Intensive Workshop I
The Nihongo: Japanese Intensive Workshops are a fast-paced introductory series consisting of three separate  3-day sessions. The full series can be taken as an alternative to the entire Nihongo: Introduction to Japanese Level I Class series. Students who complete all three workshops will be ready for Nihongo: Introduction to Japanese Level II Class the following season.  This preliminary level introduces basic survival Japanese, grammar, and hiragana writing and reading. Topics include, but are not limited to, meeting people, shopping, and dining.
1:00PM, Saturday, July 1, 2023
Virtual
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 5, 2023
Lobby
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 6, 2023
Lobby
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 7, 2023
Lobby
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 8, 2023
Lobby
Craft activity for kids of all ages
Family Fun Day: Teru Teru Tanzaku
Teru Teru Bozu are charms that are said to keep the rain away. Learn how to make one and combine it with a tanzaku, a strip of colored paper, for a small $2 donation.
12:00PM, Saturday, July 8, 2023
Kamiya Room (Classroom A)
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 9, 2023
Lobby
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Beginner
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. The Beginners class and Intermediate class will share one class session together.
10:15AM, Sunday, July 9, 2023
Tea House
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Intermediate Sundays
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 9, 2023
Tea House
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Beginner
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. The Beginners class and Intermediate class will share one class session together.
10:15AM, Thursday, July 13, 2023
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 15, 2023
Oki Education Center
Craft activities for kids of all ages.
Virtual Family Fun Days
Virtual craft activities for kids of all ages.
12:00AM, Sunday, July 16, 2023
Virtual
Marine Day : Sea Animals
Take a cinematic journey through Japan with the Morikami Film Series
Film: Lu Over The Wall
Sponsored by JM Family Enterprises
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 them to fame. Kai is talented but adrift, spending his days sulking in a small fishing village after his family moves from Tokyo. His only joy is uploading songs he writes to the internet. When his classmates invite him to play keyboard in their band, their practice sessions bring an unexpected guest: Lu, a young mermaid whose fins turn to feet when she hears the beats, and whose singing causes humans to compulsively dance – whether they want to or not.
11:00AM, Sunday, July 16, 2023
Morikami Theater
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 22, 2023
Oki Education Center
Session 1: 10:00am – 12:30pm | Session 2: 2:00pm – 4:30pm (2 sessions offered)
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, Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
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, August 5, 2023
Oki Education Center
Craft activity for kids of all ages
Family Fun Day: Hashi no Hi: Chopstick Day
Celebrate Chopstick Day by making your very own origami chopstick holder.
12:00PM, Saturday, August 5, 2023
Kamiya Room (Classroom A)
Craft activities for kids of all ages.
Virtual Family Fun Days
Virtual craft activities for kids of all ages.
12:00AM, Saturday, August 26, 2023
Virtual
Let’s Learn Japanese: Vegetable-edition
Craft activities for kids of all ages.
Virtual Family Fun Days
Virtual craft activities for kids of all ages.
12:00AM, Saturday, September 2, 2023
Virtual
Den Den Daiko
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, September 9, 2023
Oki Education Center
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Beginner
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. The Beginners class and Intermediate class will share one class session together.
10:15AM, Sunday, September 10, 2023
Tea House
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Intermediate Sundays
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 10, 2023
Tea House
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Beginner
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. The Beginners class and Intermediate class will share one class session together.
10:15AM, Thursday, September 14, 2023
Tea House
Traditional Japanese Instrument
Koto Workshop
Koto is a traditional Japanese stringed instrument first introduced to Japan from China in the 7th-8th centuries. Learn the fascinating history of this exquisite instrument and how to play it in this one-day introductory workshop. Instruments will be provided for participants to use in the workshop. To further your studies on the koto, sign-up for our koto class series or summer guest artist workshops.
10:30AM, Saturday, September 16, 2023
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, September 16, 2023
Tea House
Respect for the aged day family
Craft activity for kids of all ages
Family Fun Day: “Respect for the Aged Day” Card
Celebrate the elders in your life by making a card for “Respect for the Aged” Day.
12:00PM, Sunday, September 17, 2023
Kamiya Room (Classroom A)
Adult 2-Day Workshop
Shibori 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, September 23, 2023
Oki Education Center
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, Sunday, October 1, 2023
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, Thursday, August 1, 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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