Morikami is for Lovers

Here are some sweet deals we are offering on Sunday, February 14: [typography font=”Open Sans” size=”24″ size_format=”px” color=”#f44224″]MAKE A WEEKEND OUT OF IT[/typography] Should you choose to celebrate early, join us on Saturday, February 13 for any of the three koto demonstrations held throughout the day ($5 with paid museum admission; 12:00pm, 1:30pm & 3:00pm) Cupid’s advice: Valentine’s Day is no time to be apathetic about wooing your significant other. Whether you’ve been married 30 years or it’s your very first date, Morikami is the place to impress your love while enjoying all the …

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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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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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