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! 

May at Morikami

This May at Morikami is jam-packed with traditions old and new, from our Sushi & Stroll season kickoff to our first ever “Discover Sake” evening. Read on and make sure you don’t miss a thing!

Valentine’s Day 2015 at Morikami

Love is in the air this Valentine’s Day at Morikami. From a lovely garden stroll to a bite of mochi for two, we’re sure you’ll have a Valentine’s Day to remember with us. Read on for more on how we’re celebrating! If you can’t make it in for these exciting events, check out the Museum Store Online for select Valentine’s Day merchandise. In the Museum If you’re looking for a taste of culture this Valentine’s Day weekend, look no further. Join us for a sip of green tea and a sweet as we present a …

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Holiday Shopping at the Morikami Museum Store

With Black Friday upon us, Small Business Saturday right behind it, and Cyber Monday bringing up the rear, the holiday shopping season has officially begun. We may be biased, but we think the Morikami Museum Store (in-person or online) simply can’t be beat when it comes to unique gifts with a decidedly Japanese flair. That’s why we’ve gathered some of our favorite items, best sellers, and great gift ideas into our Holiday Gift Guide here and on Pinterest. Explore the products below to get ideas for everyone on your list, and – a …

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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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Valentine’s Day and White Day in Japan

For those of you counting down, there are only seven shopping days left before the much anticipated (or dreaded) Valentine’s Day! In preparation, we talked with Education Director, Shigeko Honda, about an interesting tradition called White Day that sprang up around Valentine’s Day in Japan. Here’s what we learned:  Valentine’s Day first became popular in Japan in the 1960s. Women would buy a number of boxes of giri-choco (義理チョ コ), “courtesy chocolate,” and tomo-choco (友 チョコ), chocolate for her female friends, and distribute them around the office to friends or acquaintances.  She …

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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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Get More Morikami – Join the Membership Family!

Though summer’s considered “slow season” at Morikami, with the kids out of school and vacations on the horizon, we know this is one of the best times for our guests to visit. So, why not join the Morikami family and get more out of each visit? Not only do members enjoy free admission every day, each membership level offers exclusive benefits that allow you to curate your own Morikami experience. And, as we barrel toward our season kick-off, there are even more reasons to join! Visit our membership page for full details, …

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The Galleries Are All Dolled Up! Morikami Introduces Kokeshi & Tanabata Exhibits for Summer

We know you’re looking for great summer activities that’ll let you enjoy the great out doors, but give you an indoor option for the unpredictable South Florida weather, and we think we’ve got just what you’re looking for. This summer Morikami is debuting two new exhibits, so you can come for the gardens and stay for the galleries. Both exhibits, “Wood Be Kindred Spirits: The Kokeshi Dolls of Bob Brokop,” and “Tanabata: Japan’s Star Festival – Views of Tanabata in São Paulo, Brazil by Jade Matarazzo” will be featured in our main …

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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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Fold, Post, Win!

To kick off the first Sushi & Stroll of the season (which is bonsai themed) we’re giving away a beautiful grow-your-own-bonsai kit and 2 tickets to Sushi & Stroll. All you have to do is fold one of these cute origami bonsai trees, and post your photo to our Facebook wall! Step 1: Make your origami bonsai Here’s a pretty simple origami tree we made. You can fold this one, or one of your choosing. Make sure to use a square piece of paper. It can be any size or type of …

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