Holiday Gift Giving Ideas

The holidays are about enjoying the fun and festivities with family and friends, not long shopping lines and short tempers. So to help our patrons get the most out of their holiday experience, we’ve put together a few gift giving ideas to help lighten your burden during this season of giving. The Green Thumbs Winter in South Florida? Let’s face it, you’re more likely to see an alligator climbing a fence than snow fall on the peninsula. And with nearly year-round perfect weather, there’s bound to be someone on your list who …

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Happening in June

A relaxing spring blossoms into the highly-anticipated summertime this June at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, with the solstice heralding the beginning of summer on the 21st. Don’t miss out on the exciting goings-on at Morikami this month! 

Guest Post: Four Masterpieces Joined by the Spirit of Water

Water 水 falls from above, and from below, 水 falls Four Masterpieces Joined by the Spirit of Water By Susanna Brooks, Curator of Japanese Art It is summer, and the rainy season is upon us at Morikami. Rain falls practically every afternoon. The sky becomes dark and the rain falls fast and heavy, culminating into torrential downpours that draw everyone to the windows to take in the stunning, mesmerizing view of water falling from the sky and cascading down the rain chains, nourishing the plants, and dislocating the pebbles in the once-neatly-raked …

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Emi & Katsu’s Hatsume Top Five

For those of you in the mood for a countdown, Hatsume is just two weeks away! We’re excited to share this uniquely spring celebration with you all, and our Hatsume mascots, Emi and Katsu, can’t wait to tell you about what we’ve got in store. We’ll hand over the reins to lovely Emi now as she presents: Emi & Katsu’s Hatsume Top 5! #5: Spring Morikami Style Katsu and I love to stroll through Roji-en on a festival day! The gardens are buzzing with excitement, especially when Roji-en is in full spring …

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We Want You!

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to go behind the scenes at a Morikami festival, or if you’re searching for a fun way to give back, search no further – volunteering at Lantern Festival gets you Morikami insider status and most of all, supports yours truly! Volunteer responsibilities range from lantern building to helping out in the galleries and everything in between. We’re looking for individuals, small groups and large groups to help us make Lantern Festival a success. Volunteers are the backbone of our programs and events, so we thank …

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Explore, Wish, Taste, Create: Celebrating Tanabata at Morikami

Friday evening’s Sushi & Stroll is especially festive as we gear up for Tanabata, Japan’s Star Festival. We’re excited to offer you a couple of ways to get in on this whimsical celebration. Explore The galleries will be open all evening to give you a glimpse at our current exhibit Tanabata: Japan’s Star Festival – Views of Tanabata In São Paulo, Brazil by Jade Matarazzo. The exhibit features a selection of photographs by Jade Matarazzo, who captured the Tanabata festival as it’s celebrated in São Paulo, Brazil, home to the largest Japanese …

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From I Do to Congratulations, Morikami Offers Beautiful Celebrations

We all know the four basic seasons (even if we don’t get to enjoy them to the fullest here in South Florida) but here at Morikami, and venues across the nation, a fifth season is in full swing – Wedding Season! From photo sessions to dress alterations, cake tastings to music selections, we know all about the joys (and stresses) weddings can bring. If you’re looking for a little peace and tranquility in the midst of all that planning, why not give Morikami a look? With romantic sites in the peaceful gardens, …

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Make It The Best Mother’s Day Yet!

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and we know you are looking for the perfect way to shower your mom with the appreciation she deserves. That’s why we’ve put together a very special Mother’s Day outing that will transport your mom from Delray to Japan with neither airfare nor passport required. In addition you could win FREE mimosas at the Cornell Cafe by following the instructions below. Scroll down for contest rules, or continue reading to see what you can expect this weekend! Cornell Café:  A delicious Pan-Asian brunch overlooking the …

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Happy Golden Week!

Akin to our spring break, Golden Week, or Ōgon Shūkan, is one of the most popular travel weeks in Japan. This week consists of four public holidays that span from April 29th to May 5th, and both transportation providers as well as hotel accommodations sell out quickly for this time.  Golden Week is also the biggest week for tourist attractions throughout Japan, and many sites in Asia, Australia, Hawaii and the even the Western coast of the U.S. These four holidays include:  Shōwa Day (Shōwa no Hi) –  April 29th Show Day …

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Bunny Origami

Since the Museum is closed this Sunday for Easter we thought it would be great to show you how to make an origami rabbit. But we couldn’t pick just one, so here are some of our favorite origami bunnies (and a carrot!) to brighten your day in lieu of being able to enjoy the gardens. We’ll start with the simplest project – the carrot: And here’s ours The carrot should be simple enough for younger children (though they may need some help when it comes time to fold the stem). We suggest …

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Sign of Spring: Harutsugegusa

Sign of Spring: Harutsugegusa The Morikami Museum’s annual spring festival “Hatsume” has become well known in Florida. This year the two day celebration will be March 19th and 20th. There is no Hatsume festival in Japan; however, if you know the meaning of the word, you would certainly appreciate and understand the naming of this celebration. Some readers who studied Japanese will figure out that “Hatsume” is the spring festival. The character of “hatsu” means the first or new, and “me” means a bud. Certainly, Floridians are enjoying soft warm spring weather.  Gorgeous …

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