by: Reiko Nishioka, Director of Education Ōmisoka is the last day of the year. It is a significant and also very busy day when families make final preparations for the New Year, Oshogatsu. The preparation starts in the middle of December. Temples, shrines and many homes do a thorough house cleaning. Its purpose is to cleanse one’s mind and home of the past year’s accumulation of dust, dirt and soot. Toward the end of the year, businesses and organizations have a party called Bōnen-kai, which means a forget-the-year party. It is a …
Record high temperatures, low humidity and no bugs translate into perfect dining conditions for the outside terrace at The Morikami’s Cornell Cafe.
Fusing elements of abstract expressionist painting with the textural nature of fabrics and the ruggedness of raw clay, Jun Kaneko is a prolific artist who contributed to one, if not the, most innovative movement in the history of American ceramic art. His show opens at The Morikami Dec. 22, 2009.
Bang away holiday stress by taking a taiko drum workshop at The Morikami. Workshops begin December 6 and continue through Spring 2010.