Events

All programs are open for registration on August 1st of each year for the upcoming season. Each season runs from October through the summer of the next year.

Paper-cut fans
Guest Artist Workshops
Paper-Cutting With Hiromi Moneyhun Workshops
Sponsored by Batchelor Foundation and Residence Inn Boca Raton by Marriott
Join guest artist Hiromi Moneyhun to create a unique piece of kirie (paper cut) artwork. Be introduced to her intricate style and her inspiration to create her whimsical and bold artwork. Learn special cutting techniques and get the chance to create your own paper cut artwork to take home. In December, participants will create a one-of-a-kind kirie holiday ornament for their home or to gift to someone special.
10:00AM, Saturday, February 29, 2020
Oki Education Center
fingers on koto
Japanese Traditional Music
Koto: Beginners II
Koto is a traditional Japanese stringed instrument first introduced to Japan from China in the 7th-8th centuries. Learn about the history, culture and techniques in how to play this exquisite instrument in this 5-week course. Instruments will be provided for participants to use in the class. *Beginner II courses are for students with prior experience or have taken Beginner I courses.  Beginners and intermediate students are welcome! 
10:30AM, Saturday, February 29, 2020
Morikami Theater
fingers on koto
Japanese Traditional Music
Koto: Beginners I
Koto is a traditional Japanese stringed instrument first introduced to Japan from China in the 7th-8th centuries. Learn about the history, culture and techniques in how to play this exquisite instrument in this 5-week course. Instruments will be provided for participants to use in the class. *Beginner II courses are for students with prior experience or have taken Beginner I courses.  Beginners and intermediate students are welcome! 
10:30AM, Saturday, February 29, 2020
Morikami Theater
Beginner Level I will now take class in the morning with Beginner Level II students.
Paper-cut fans
Guest Artist Workshops
Paper-Cutting With Hiromi Moneyhun Workshops
Sponsored by Batchelor Foundation and Residence Inn Boca Raton by Marriott
Join guest artist Hiromi Moneyhun to create a unique piece of kirie (paper cut) artwork. Be introduced to her intricate style and her inspiration to create her whimsical and bold artwork. Learn special cutting techniques and get the chance to create your own paper cut artwork to take home. In December, participants will create a one-of-a-kind kirie holiday ornament for their home or to gift to someone special.
1:30PM, Saturday, February 29, 2020
Oki Education Center
Introduction to Japanese
Nihongo: Level 1
This preliminary level introduces basic survival Japanese, grammar, and hiragana writing and reading. Topics include, but are not limited to, meeting people, shopping, and dining. Each level has 3 parts (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) which should be taken sequentially before you can move on to the next level.
10:15AM, Sunday, March 1, 2020
Classroom A
Tea ceremony
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Beginners Sundays
Expand upon your knowledge of Japanese tea ceremony in this hands-on class. Perform traditional Japanese tea ceremony, with its ever-evolving seasonal subtleties, in the authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of instructor Yoshiko Hardick. The tea ceremony changes from month to month and from season to season.
10:15AM, Sunday, March 1, 2020
Tea House
Introduction to Japanese
Nihongo: Level 2
This level includes more expressions and sentence structures and introduces katakana reading and writing. Topics include, but are not limited to, visiting a Japanese home, business, and socializing. Each level has 3 parts (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) which should be taken sequentially before you can move on to the next level.
11:25AM, Sunday, March 1, 2020
Classroom A
Introduction to Japanese
Nihongo: Level 3
This level introduces kanji and starts with a review of hiragana and katakana. Part 1 focuses on reading and writing kanji before moving into the textbook in Part 2. Topics include, but are not limited to, planning a trip, talking about past experiences, and getting advice. Part 1-3 sessions of each level should be taken sequentially as a series. Each level has 3 parts (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) which should be taken sequentially before you can move on to the next level.
12:40PM, Sunday, March 1, 2020
Classroom A
Tea ceremony
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Intermediate Sundays
Expand upon your knowledge of Japanese tea ceremony in this hands-on class. Perform traditional Japanese tea ceremony, with its ever-evolving seasonal subtleties, in the authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of instructor Yoshiko Hardick. The tea ceremony changes from month to month and from season to season.
1:00PM, Sunday, March 1, 2020
Tea House
Introduction to Japanese
Nihongo: Level 4
This concluding level uses more complex sentence structure and introduces new kanji and a review of kanji from previous levels. Topics and grammar points include, but are not limited to, using quotations, expressing potentiality, and making hypothetical statements. Each level has 3 parts (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) which should be taken sequentially before you can move on to the next level.
1:50PM, Sunday, March 1, 2020
Classroom A
Pink flowers in metal vases
Ikebana Flower Arrangement
Ikenobo Class
Flower arranging, ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art form spanning centuries. Ikebana has various different schools of study, each with unique philosophies and aesthetics. Dating back to the 15th century, the Ikenobo School is the oldest and most traditional. Students in this course learn the basic principles and style of Ikenobo, creating fresh flower arrangements each week to take home and enjoy. Beginners welcome!
11:00AM, Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Oki Education Center
Ikebana Flower Arrangement
Sogetsu Class
Flower arranging, ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art form spanning centuries. Ikebana has various different schools of study, each with unique philosophies and aesthetics. The Sogetsu School is a contemporary school which focuses on the creativity and individuality of ikebana. The idea is that ikebana can be done by anyone, anywhere, with almost anything. Students will learn the basics of Sogetsu and create pieces each week to take home and enjoy. Beginners and Intermediate students welcome!
1:30PM, Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Oki Education Center
Hand using sumi-e brush
Ink Painting Floral & Landscape
Sumi-E Floral (Thursday Beginner's)
Thursday Sessions
Sumi-e is a form of Japanese ink painting brought from China in the 12th century. Primarily done in black ink, the name literally means “charcoal drawing” in Japanese. Students grind their own ink using an ink stick and a grinding stone and learn to hold and utilize brushes to create the primary sumi-e brushstrokes. Floral and landscape classes will start with a review of the basic techniques before moving on to the main subject. Beginners welcome!
10:30AM, Thursday, March 5, 2020
Oki Education Center
3-week session
Morikami Goes to Portland

A magnificent tour of Portland’s gardens, museums and culinary explorations await those seeking to broaden their cultural horizons. This five day, four night trip includes visits to some of Portland’s most notable stops, including: The Portland Japanese Gardens (private tour) The Lan Su Chinese Gardens (private tour) The Samaritan Gardens of Lebanon, Oregon (guided tour provided …

7:00PM, Thursday, March 5, 2020
Off-site
Hand using sumi-e brush
Ink Painting Floral & Landscape
Sumi-E Floral
Friday Sessions
Sumi-e is a form of Japanese ink painting brought from China in the 12th century. Primarily done in black ink, the name literally means “charcoal drawing” in Japanese. Students grind their own ink using an ink stick and a grinding stone and learn to hold and utilize brushes to create the primary sumi-e brushstrokes. Floral and landscape classes will start with a review of the basic techniques before moving on to the main subject. Beginners welcome!
10:30AM, Friday, March 6, 2020
Oki Education Center
3-week session
Sumi-e mountain range
Ink Painting Floral & Landscape
Sumi-E Landscape
Friday Sessions
Sumi-e is a form of Japanese ink painting brought from China in the 12th century. Primarily done in black ink, the name literally means “charcoal drawing” in Japanese. Students grind their own ink using an ink stick and a grinding stone and learn to hold and utilize brushes to create the primary sumi-e brushstrokes. Floral and landscape classes will start with a review of the basic techniques before moving on to the main subject. Beginners welcome!
1:30PM, Friday, March 6, 2020
Oki Education Center
3-week session
Language Lessons
Nihongo: Japanese Intensive Workshop II
2-Day Workshop
This intensive 2-day workshop continues where you left off in Workshop I, it covers Units 2 and 3 of the required textbook and continues with hiragana reading and writing.
12:00PM, Saturday, March 7, 2020
Classroom A
Craft activity for kids of all ages.
Family Fun Day: Friendship Purikura
FREE with paid museum admission. (Unless otherwise specified) Pre-registration is not required.
Purikura is a Japanese photo booth, where friends take customizable photos with many types of effects. Come get your photo taken and decorate your postcard-sized purikura to take home.
12:00PM, Saturday, March 7, 2020
Classroom A
Tea ceremony
Omotesenke School
Sado: Tea Ceremony Workshop
This workshop teaches the basics of sadō – The Way of Tea – necessary to understand the aesthetics of sadō and to fully enjoy the tea ceremony itself. Participants become familiar with how to participate as a guest, how to make a bowl of tea, and serve it.
1:30PM, Saturday, March 7, 2020
Tea House
Hands with sticks beating drums
The Way Of Taiko: The Heartbeat Of Japan 2020
Traditional Drum Workshop
The workshop includes an introduction to the history of taiko. Participants are taught how to understand sounds and movements, i.e., how to connect nature and the meaning of body movement. They become familiar with the way of taiko and drumming techniques. Instruments are provided for you.
11:00AM, Sunday, March 8, 2020
Morikami Theater
Hands with sticks beating drums
The Way Of Taiko: The Heartbeat Of Japan 2020
Traditional Drum Workshop
The workshop includes an introduction to the history of taiko. Participants are taught how to understand sounds and movements, i.e., how to connect nature and the meaning of body movement. They become familiar with the way of taiko and drumming techniques. Instruments are provided for you.
2:00PM, Sunday, March 8, 2020
Morikami Theater
Morikami Goes to Portland

A magnificent tour of Portland’s gardens, museums and culinary explorations await those seeking to broaden their cultural horizons. This five day, four night trip includes visits to some of Portland’s most notable stops, including: The Portland Japanese Gardens (private tour) The Lan Su Chinese Gardens (private tour) The Samaritan Gardens of Lebanon, Oregon (guided tour provided …

7:00PM, Monday, March 9, 2020
Off-site
Morikami Book Club
Open to all Morikami Members

Join Wisdom Ring member Christine Carton and fellow Morikami members as they start their new season of exciting book reading! The group meets in Classroom A and orders lunch from the café.  For more information please email Christine Carton at christinec@gate.net. October 16 Hiroshima Boy by Naomi Hirahara -  a Prolific writer, Received the  Edgar Award –winning Author of …

12:00PM, Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Classroom A
Tea ceremony
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Beginners Thursdays
Expand upon your knowledge of Japanese tea ceremony in this hands-on class. Perform traditional Japanese tea ceremony, with its ever-evolving seasonal subtleties, in the authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of instructor Yoshiko Hardick. The tea ceremony changes from month to month and from season to season. The Beginners class and Intermediate class will share one class session together.
10:15AM, Thursday, March 12, 2020
Tea House
Member Appreciation Weekend. Friday, March 13 - Sunday, March 15, 2020.
Member Appreciation Weekend

This weekend only, get 10% off when you join, renew or gift someone a Morikami membership* and receive a free gift if you join in person at the museum! Members save 20% on all regularly priced Museum Store items, including the Charles Albert trunk show. Happening This Weekend Also This Weekend Meet Designer Charles Albert in his only appearance …

10:00AM, Friday, March 13, 2020
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
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