Speaker Series

Yamato Colony Book
Speaker Series - Talk by Tom Gregersen
The Yamato Colony: A Japanese Settlement in Florida
Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities

7:00PM, Friday, November 6, 2020
Morikami Theater
Speaker Series - Discussion led by Director Yujiro Seki
Documentary Film Screening – Carving the Divine: Buddhist Sculptors of Japan
Sponsored by JM Family Enterprises

Director, writer, and producer, Yujiro Seki, was born and raised in Japan and earned a BA in Film from the University of California, Berkeley. Seki moved to Los Angeles to work as a director of the video department for Intermarket Design. After attaining permanent U.S. residency, Seki began studying full time in the Cinematography program …

7:00PM, Friday, April 9, 2021
Morikami Theater
Speaker Series - Talk by Paula Arai
Painting Enlightenment: Healing Visions of the Heart Sutra – The Buddhist Art of Iwasaki Tsuneo
Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities

Free Lecture: No reservations. Tickets will be given out the day of the event, at a first come, first served basis. Paula Arai received her Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from Harvard University, specializing in Japanese Sōtō Zen. She is author of Painting Enlightenment: Healing Visions of the Heart Sutra––The Buddhist Art of Iwasaki Tsuneo (Shambhala Publications, …

1:00PM, Friday, May 7, 2021
Morikami Theater
FREE (with paid museum admission)
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