New Year’s Series Part 3 – Special Episode of Vlogs with Veljko: Nengajo

UPDATE 1/10/14: Due to extreme flooding Oshogatsu has been postponed until Sunday, January 19, 2014. If you have already purchased tickets you will receive an email with details about your purchase. Otherwise, you may still purchase tickets online until Friday, January 17th at noon. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to see you all there next Sunday!   Our New Year’s series is back with a special episode of Vlogs with Veljko. This week we’ll let our Curator of Collections do the talking about one Japanese New Year’s tradition that you can get in on …

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Delicious Eats & a Taste of the Rice Pounding Ceremony – Part 2 of Our New Year’s Series

UPDATE 1/10/14: Due to extreme flooding Oshogatsu has been postponed until Sunday, January 19, 2014. If you have already purchased tickets you will receive an email with details about your purchase. Otherwise, you may still purchase tickets online until Friday, January 17th at noon. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to see you all there next Sunday!   With Part 2 of our New Year’s Blog series we want to talk about one of our favorite parts of any celebration – you guessed it – the food. Food plays an important part in celebrating the …

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Introducing the Year of the Horse!

UPDATE 1/10/14: Due to extreme flooding Oshogatsu has been postponed until Sunday, January 19, 2014. If you have already purchased tickets you will receive an email with details about your purchase. Otherwise, you may still purchase tickets online until Friday, January 17th at noon. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to see you all there next Sunday! It’s that time of year, fans, where we gather together with family and friends, reflect on the year that has passed and look forward to the one to come. The holiday season can be a blur of activity, …

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Share the Good News!

We’re thrilled to announce that Delray Subaru has officially signed on as the Presenting Sponsor for Lantern Festival 2013! We’re asking our fans to spread the word by sharing our Saturday announcement on Facebook and in return, one lucky someone will snag some serious Morikami and Delray Subaru prizes. Here’s what’s up for grabs from yours truly: A pair of tickets to Lantern Festival, our sure-to-sell-out fall celebration coming up Saturday, October 19 Two signature Morikami fans, water bottles, mugs, and tote bags $10 worth of festival food and beverage tickets and …

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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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Check-In to Check Us Out

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ybw_dYZhXPY&w=420&h=315] We all know that Morikami Membership has its benefits, but what if we told you that you could get those benefits at 25% off for the entire month of August?  You read that right – from August 1 -31, 2013 we’re offering a 25% discount on Dual and Netsuke level memberships just for checking in to Morikami on Facebook or Yelp. It’s pretty simple: visit Morikami this August, bring your smart phone and log onto the Facebook or Yelp app. Then, check in and show your confirmation to the friendly staff …

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Delray Subaru Presents Lantern Festival: In the Spirit of Obon

If you’re a longtime fan of Morikami’s Bon Festival, you may have noticed it absent from our summer calendar. You may have also noticed the introduction of Lantern Festival in October. We wanted to explain how Morikami’s much-loved summer event evolved into Lantern Festival: In the Spirit of Obon, and why you should be just as excited for this first ever fall celebration. In an effort to protect the safety of Morikami visitors and staff, we felt compelled to move Bon Festival out of the often inclement and even dangerous Florida summer …

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The Storm Before the Calm

Thunder, lightning, flooding and frustrating delays aside, we opened the gates at last Saturday’s Bon Festival beneath clear skies and sent almost 1,000 lighted lanterns into Morikami Lake; as one Facebook fan so aptly put it, we braved “the storm before the calm.” We want to first thank our visitors and steadfast supporters who braved this storm with us on Saturday. Under torrential rain and severe weather advisory until 6:30 pm, we opted to open our doors no later than 7:30pm. There was no shortage of work to be done: downed power …

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