Gift of Tea Bowls from Renowned Artist Ohi Chozaemon XI

On January 23, 2019, renowned Japanese potter Mr. Ohi (Toshio) Chozaemon XI visited the Morikami. Born in Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture in 1958, he is the 11th in the Ohi yaki (Ohi pottery) lineage of traditional craftsmen. His family craft dates back to 1666 and is best known for producing tea bowls and other utensils used for sado (tea ceremony). He creates his ceramic wares, as his forefathers did, using the soft clay found in the hills outside the town. Each piece is shaped by hand–no wheels are used–and fired in the …

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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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Shop Morikami this Holiday Season

You love Morikami for its beautiful gardens and unique exhibitions, but you’ll also love Morikami for filling your shopping bags as we descend on a busy season of holiday shopping starting this November.   If you need any shopping inspiration, November’s item of the month should help. These beautiful sake sets made in Japan are on sale through the end of the month, down from $30 to $19.99. They come gift boxed, so they’re ready for your next holiday party. No matter how long your holiday shopping list is, you’ll find unique …

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An Inside Look at Tattoo Day

On February 27, the art of Japanese tattooing will have its very own day at The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens – a day filled with fun family activities, a rare opportunity to watch a traditional method of tattooing and a chance to hear from tattoo artists who are globally influential. Tattoo Day is inspired by Morikami’s newest exhibit Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World, on display from February 26 through May 8, 2016. We asked Wendy Lo, The Morikami’s Curator of Education, what will make this brand new event …

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Morikami needs your help to preserve the culturally-rich programming we provide year-round! 

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! 

Top 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Miss Discover Sake

Our first ever Discover Sake event is just a few weeks away, and there’s no shortage of reasons you won’t want to miss it. It wasn’t easy, but we got down to the top 5 reasons Discover Sake is THE South Florida event of the summer:

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!

Happening at Hatsume: Costume & Fashion Show Contests

Hatsume Fair’s annual Costume and Fashion Show contests are the highlights of the weekend, but if you’re a first-time contestant, maybe you’re wondering which one is right for you. Don’t fret, we’re here to help you out! Read on to find out a little more about the differences between the two. For those of you not competing, stick around for a few pointers on how to best enjoy these two fierce competitions. Don’t forget to check out parts one, two and three of our Happening at Hatsume series for more! Saturday – …

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Happening at Hatsume: Top Ten Reasons to Get a 2015 Weekend Pass

Hatsume Fair 2015 is just around the corner, and we are so excited to celebrate spring with you all! That’s why we’re putting together a new series of Happening at Hatsume blogs, so you’ll be the first to get the inside scoop on what we’re planning. This is part 1, but part 2 and part 3 are available as well! Maybe some of you are on the fence about whether a weekend pass is right for you – so here are a few reasons you should absolutely get yours today! 10) It’s a …

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