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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, October 15, 2019
Oki Education Center
Upcoming
Stroll For Well-Being Meetings

The Stroll for Well-Being Therapeutic Garden Walking program provides a full year of unlimited visits to Morikami, for participants to immerse themselves in the natural beauty, peace and serenity of the gardens. For more information and to register, please visit the dedicated Stroll for Well-Being page by clicking the button below. Stroll For Well-Being Program Page Participants …

11:00AM, Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Upcoming
Morikami Book Club Starts
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! Their first book, The Hiroshima Boy, by author Naomi Hirahara. The group meets in Classroom A and orders lunch from the café.

12:00PM, Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Classroom A
Upcoming
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, October 16, 2019
Oki Education Center
Upcoming
Stroll For Well-Being Meetings

The Stroll for Well-Being Therapeutic Garden Walking program provides a full year of unlimited visits to Morikami, for participants to immerse themselves in the natural beauty, peace and serenity of the gardens. For more information and to register, please visit the dedicated Stroll for Well-Being page by clicking the button below. Stroll For Well-Being Program Page Participants …

1:30PM, Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Upcoming
Lantern Festival

For More Information, please visit the dedicated Lantern Festival landing page or any of the festivals' detail pages:  

3:00PM, Saturday, October 19, 2019
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Upcoming
Dinner with author Naomi Hirahara
Wisdom Ring Members and Morikami’s Book Club Members

Dinner on the Café Terrace with author Naomi Hirahara followed by her lecture, The Gardener Did It, including a discussion on her book The Hiroshima Boy, our Morikami Book Club's current selection. *Dinner and lecture $40pp (includes bento box, wine or sake and dessert) To reserve your spot for this event call 561-233-1316 or email: …

5:00PM, Friday, October 25, 2019
Cornell Cafe
Dinner
Upcoming
Speaker Series
The Gardener Did It
Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities

7:00PM, Friday, October 25, 2019
Morikami Theater
Member ticket price $7
Upcoming
Stroll For Well-Being Meetings

The Stroll for Well-Being Therapeutic Garden Walking program provides a full year of unlimited visits to Morikami, for participants to immerse themselves in the natural beauty, peace and serenity of the gardens. For more information and to register, please visit the dedicated Stroll for Well-Being page by clicking the button below. Stroll For Well-Being Program Page Participants …

11:00AM, Saturday, October 26, 2019
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Upcoming
Language Lessons
Nihongo: Japanese Intensive Workshop I
2-Day Workshop
This workshop is an introduction to the Japanese language. It covers the basics, an introduction to hiragana, and Unit 1 of the required text. There are no prerequisites for this workshop. Students who take workshop 1-A may continue to Nihongo Intensive II Workshop or the Nihongo Level I Part 2 class. Students who take workshop 1-B must continue to Nihongo Intensive Workshop II, as it overlaps with the Nihongo Level I Part 2 class.
12:00PM, Saturday, October 26, 2019
Classroom A
Upcoming
Stroll For Well-Being Meetings

The Stroll for Well-Being Therapeutic Garden Walking program provides a full year of unlimited visits to Morikami, for participants to immerse themselves in the natural beauty, peace and serenity of the gardens. For more information and to register, please visit the dedicated Stroll for Well-Being page by clicking the button below. Stroll For Well-Being Program Page Participants …

1:30PM, Saturday, October 26, 2019
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Today's
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, November 1, 2019
Oki Education Center
4-week session
Today's
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, November 1, 2019
Oki Education Center
4-week session
Upcoming
Dyed fabric drying on a line
Shibori Indigo Workshop
The use of indigo dye, or aizome, has a long and cherished history in Japan. The deep blue colors for which Japanese textiles are celebrated come from the leaves of the tade ai, a plant introduced to Japan from China in the sixth century. Shibori is a Japanese technique of manual resist dyeing used to make patterns on fabrics. Learn various shibori techniques and get a chance to make your own shibori creation. In our October session, make a set of special dinner napkins for your home. Come to our February session and make a shibori scarf for your wardrobe or for a special someone. In March, cook in style by making your own shibori apron to wear.
10:00AM, Saturday, November 2, 2019
Oki Education Center
Upcoming
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.
1:00PM, Saturday, November 2, 2019
Tea House
Upcoming
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, November 5, 2019
Oki Education Center
Today's
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, November 7, 2019
Tea House
Today's
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, November 7, 2019
Oki Education Center
3-week session
Upcoming
Evening Exhibition Opening: Anime Architecture
Available To Supporting Level members (Netsuke and above)

Join us for hors d’oeuvres and presentation previewing our new exhibit. The Architecture of Ghost in the Shell Presentation by Stefan Riekeles, curator of Anime Architecture The heroic action and visionary science-fiction of the feature film Ghost in the Shell (1995) takes place against the backdrop of a meticulously crafted world. In this presentation, Stefan Riekeles illuminates the …

6:00PM, Thursday, November 7, 2019
Morikami Galleries
Upcoming
Member’s Preview Day of Anime Architecture

Complimentary for All Members and their guests who are included as part of their membership level Curator-led tours at 11:00am and 2:00pm. 20% discount at the cafe

10:00AM, Friday, November 8, 2019
Morikami Galleries
Upcoming
2019-2020 Speaker Series
Speaker Series: Anime Architecture Exhibition

The Architecture of Ghost in the Shell Talk and Q & A by Stefan Riekeles, curator of Anime Architecture The heroic action and visionary science-fiction of the feature film Ghost in the Shell (1995) takes place against the backdrop of a meticulously crafted world. In this presentation, Stefan Riekeles illuminates the artists behind this movie as architectural dreamers, operating …

1:00PM, Friday, November 8, 2019
Morikami Theater
FREE for everyone with paid museum admission.

Tickets are given out on a first come, first serve basis starting at 10:00am the day of the event.

The theater tends to be cold so you may want to bring a jacket or sweater with you.
Upcoming
Stroll For Well-Being Meetings

The Stroll for Well-Being Therapeutic Garden Walking program provides a full year of unlimited visits to Morikami, for participants to immerse themselves in the natural beauty, peace and serenity of the gardens. For more information and to register, please visit the dedicated Stroll for Well-Being page by clicking the button below. Stroll For Well-Being Program Page Participants …

11:00AM, Saturday, November 9, 2019
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Upcoming
Stroll For Well-Being Meetings

The Stroll for Well-Being Therapeutic Garden Walking program provides a full year of unlimited visits to Morikami, for participants to immerse themselves in the natural beauty, peace and serenity of the gardens. For more information and to register, please visit the dedicated Stroll for Well-Being page by clicking the button below. Stroll For Well-Being Program Page Participants …

1:30PM, Saturday, November 9, 2019
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Today's
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. The Beginners class and Intermediate class will share one class session together.
10:15AM, Sunday, November 10, 2019
Tea House
Today's
hand pruning bonsai
The Art of Bonsai
Bonsai means “a tree in a tray.” The art of bonsai creates the illusion of age and maturity of a tree which has developed and sustained the effects of nature for many years. Students of bonsai learn to artfully trim and train a tree in a container. Beginners and Intermediate Students welcome!
1:00PM, Sunday, November 10, 2019
Oki Education Center
Intermediate Class
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