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.

Experience the Garden Early
Member Morning Walks
Open to all Morikami Members

We are excited to announce the start of a unique program - Member Morning Walks. This is an exclusive opportunity for our valued members to experience the gardens in the calm of morning, before the hustle and bustle of the day begins. Every Wednesday and Friday, you can escape into the serene beauty of our lush …

9:00AM, Wednesday, July 17, 2024
Morikami Gardens
9:00AM, Friday, July 19, 2024
Morikami Gardens
9:00AM, Wednesday, July 24, 2024
Morikami Gardens
9:00AM, Friday, July 26, 2024
Morikami Gardens
9:00AM, Wednesday, July 31, 2024
Morikami Gardens
9:00AM, Friday, August 2, 2024
Morikami Gardens
9:00AM, Wednesday, August 7, 2024
Morikami Gardens
9:00AM, Friday, August 9, 2024
Morikami Gardens
9:00AM, Wednesday, August 14, 2024
Morikami Gardens
9:00AM, Friday, August 16, 2024
Morikami Gardens
9:00AM, Wednesday, August 21, 2024
Morikami Gardens
9:00AM, Friday, August 23, 2024
Morikami Gardens
9:00AM, Wednesday, August 28, 2024
Morikami Gardens
9:00AM, Friday, August 30, 2024
Morikami Gardens
9:00AM, Wednesday, September 4, 2024
Morikami Gardens
9:00AM, Friday, September 6, 2024
Morikami Gardens
9:00AM, Wednesday, September 11, 2024
Morikami Gardens
9:00AM, Friday, September 13, 2024
Morikami Gardens
9:00AM, Wednesday, September 18, 2024
Morikami Gardens
9:00AM, Friday, September 20, 2024
Morikami Gardens
9:00AM, Wednesday, September 25, 2024
Morikami Gardens
9:00AM, Friday, September 27, 2024
Morikami Gardens
Craft activity for kids of all ages
Family Fun Day: Mini Folding Screen
Make your own miniature Japanese paper folding screen to decorate your desk!
12:00PM, Saturday, July 20, 2024
Kamiya Room (Classroom A)
Adult Workshop
The Art of Kokedama
Japanese art of growing plants in a moss-covered ball of soil.
Kokedama is the Japanese art of growing plants in a moss-covered ball of soil. It is wrapped with string and contains an ornamental plant growing inside. These beautiful and decorative plants bring an organic and natural touch to planting orchids, succulents, and other ornamental plants. Learn the mechanics of how to make kokedama, creating two regular size and one small one to decorate your home or to give away to a special person.
10:00AM, Saturday, July 27, 2024
Oki Education Center
Educational Programming
Registration Opens for the NEW Season Today
All programs open for Registration and Ticket purchase(s).
The season runs from October of the present year through the summer of the following year. The season is available for registration and ticket purchases on August 1st every year.
10:00AM, Thursday, August 1, 2024
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Celebrate Obon Weekend at the Morikami
Obon Weekend
Enjoy live taiko drumming performances in the spirit of Obon
We invite guests to take a contemplative stroll through the gardens, enjoy live taiko drumming performances in the spirit of Obon, and pay their respects to George Morikami at the Bon altar.
10:00AM, Saturday, August 10, 2024
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
10:00AM, Sunday, August 11, 2024
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
6:30PM, Sunday, August 11, 2024
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Launch the Lantern Dinner is Canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.
Craft activity for kids of all ages
Family Fun Day: Cicada Noisemaker
Cicadas, or semi in Japanese, are famous for their chorus of buzzing in the summer. Imitate their buzzing by making your own noisemaker!
12:00PM, Saturday, August 10, 2024
Sakai Room (Library)
(Canceled) Launch the Lantern Dinner
Join us this special dinner event followed by the floating of your personalized lantern on the lake.
6:30PM, Sunday, August 11, 2024
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
(Canceled) Launch the Lantern Dinner Fundraiser
Taiko class - camp 2022
(Grade 3-12)
Youth Workshop: The Way Of Taiko: The Heartbeat Of Japan
Traditional Drum Workshop
This workshop introduces participants to the history and practice of taiko drumming. Participants are taught how to understand sounds and movements, i.e., how to connect nature and the meaning of body movement. They will become familiar with the way of taiko and its drumming techniques.
11:00AM, Sunday, August 18, 2024
Morikami Theater
The Culture of Tea Ceremony with Tea Master Kumakura

  Details Date Sunday, August 25, 2024 Times 1:00pm, 2:00pm, and 3:00pm Each show is approximately 30-40 minutes Q & A session to follow the demonstration Location Seishin-an Tea House Price $20 with paid museum admission Online ticket sales end the Friday before the event at 3 pm. Limited tickets are available, only 25 are per demonstration. All remaining tickets …

1:30PM, Sunday, August 25, 2024
Tea House
Craft activities for kids of all ages.
Virtual Family Fun Days
Virtual craft activities for kids of all ages.
12:00AM, Saturday, August 31, 2024
Virtual
Tofu Day
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Beginner I & II
Thursday or Sunday Sessions
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, September 8, 2024
Tea House
10:15AM, Thursday, September 12, 2024
Tea House
10:15AM, Sunday, October 6, 2024
Tea House
10:15AM, Thursday, October 10, 2024
Tea House
10:15AM, Sunday, November 10, 2024
Tea House
10:15AM, Thursday, November 14, 2024
Tea House
10:15AM, Sunday, December 8, 2024
Tea House
10:15AM, Thursday, December 12, 2024
Tea House
10:15AM, Sunday, January 12, 2025
Tea House
10:15AM, Thursday, January 16, 2025
Tea House
10:15AM, Sunday, February 2, 2025
Tea House
10:15AM, Thursday, February 6, 2025
Tea House
10:15AM, Sunday, March 9, 2025
Tea House
10:15AM, Thursday, March 13, 2025
Tea House
10:15AM, Sunday, April 6, 2025
Tea House
10:15AM, Thursday, April 10, 2025
Tea House
10:15AM, Sunday, May 4, 2025
Tea House
10:15AM, Thursday, May 8, 2025
Tea House
10:15AM, Sunday, June 1, 2025
Tea House
10:15AM, Thursday, June 5, 2025
Tea House
10:15AM, Sunday, July 6, 2025
Tea House
10:15AM, Thursday, July 10, 2025
Tea House
10:15AM, Sunday, September 7, 2025
Tea House
10:15AM, Thursday, September 11, 2025
Tea House
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Intermediate Classes
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, September 8, 2024
Tea House
1:00PM, Thursday, September 12, 2024
Tea House
1:00PM, Sunday, October 6, 2024
Tea House
1:00PM, Thursday, October 10, 2024
Tea House
1:00PM, Sunday, November 10, 2024
Tea House
1:00PM, Thursday, November 14, 2024
Tea House
1:00PM, Sunday, December 8, 2024
Tea House
1:00PM, Thursday, December 12, 2024
Tea House
1:00PM, Sunday, January 12, 2025
Tea House
1:00PM, Thursday, January 16, 2025
Tea House
1:00PM, Sunday, February 2, 2025
Tea House
1:00PM, Thursday, February 6, 2025
Tea House
1:00PM, Sunday, March 9, 2025
Tea House
1:00PM, Thursday, March 13, 2025
Tea House
1:00PM, Sunday, April 6, 2025
Tea House
1:00PM, Thursday, April 10, 2025
Tea House
1:00PM, Sunday, May 4, 2025
Tea House
1:00PM, Thursday, May 8, 2025
Tea House
1:00PM, Sunday, June 1, 2025
Tea House
1:00PM, Thursday, June 5, 2025
Tea House
1:00PM, Sunday, July 6, 2025
Tea House
1:00PM, Thursday, July 10, 2025
Tea House
1:00PM, Sunday, September 7, 2025
Tea House
1:00PM, Thursday, September 11, 2025
Tea House
Experience the Morikami Gardens After-Hours
Sunset Stroll

VENDORS

5:30PM, Thursday, September 12, 2024
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Introduction to the Art of Kintsugi
Claudia Henao is a glass and floral artist. She is a self-taught artist, with a 20 years career spanning from when she traveled and lived in Europe for around 17 years with her family. Always surrounded and inspired by nature, her artistic creativity started to include floral design with her glass work a few years ago. Mrs. Henao started mixing glass and natural elements in her work which allows for a very unique and magical experience for the eye. Her creative repertoire encompasses unique botanical pieces like jewelry, huts, glasses, etc.
10:00AM, Saturday, September 14, 2024
Oki Education Center
Material Fee $35
Sado: Tea Ceremony Workshop
Omotesenke School
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, September 14, 2024
Tea House
Craft activity for kids of all ages
Family Fun Day: Shubun no Hi Flowers
Celebrate Shubun no Hi, the Autumn Equinox, with the flowers of the season in a tissue paper craft.
12:00PM, Sunday, September 22, 2024
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
The Art of Bonsai
Sunday Sessions
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!
9:00AM, Sunday, September 29, 2024
Oki Education Center
9:00AM, Sunday, November 3, 2024
Oki Education Center
9:00AM, Sunday, January 5, 2025
Oki Education Center
9:00AM, Sunday, February 9, 2025
Oki Education Center
9:00AM, Sunday, March 23, 2025
Oki Education Center
Educational Programming
NEW Season Starts Today
All programs open for Registration and Ticket purchase(s).
The season runs from October of the present year through the summer of the following year. The season is available for registration and ticket purchases on August 1st every year.
10:00AM, Tuesday, October 1, 2024
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
two pink flowers in vases
Ikebana Flower Arrangement
Ikebana Ikenobo Class
Tuesday Sessions
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 1, 2024
Oki Education Center
11:00AM, Tuesday, October 29, 2024
Oki Education Center
11:00AM, Tuesday, December 3, 2024
Oki Education Center
1:00PM, Tuesday, January 7, 2025
Oki Education Center
11:00AM, Tuesday, February 4, 2025
Oki Education Center
11:00AM, Tuesday, March 4, 2025
Oki Education Center
11:00AM, Tuesday, April 1, 2025
Oki Education Center
11:00AM, Tuesday, May 6, 2025
Oki Education Center
Kurinuki Ceramic Workshop
Kurinuki is a traditional Japanese ceramic hand building technique starting with a solid block of clay and hollowing it out to create a vessel. Create a chawan, Japanese tea bowl using this beautiful ancient technique. In this hands-on workshop, learn basic techniques to work with clay and enjoy a presentation of Japanese ceramics.
10:00AM, Saturday, October 5, 2024
Oki Education Center
10:00AM, Saturday, June 14, 2025
Oki Education Center
Japanese Traditional Music
Koto: Beginner
Saturday Sessions
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.
10:30AM, Saturday, October 5, 2024
Morikami Theater
10:30AM, Saturday, January 11, 2025
Morikami Theater
10:30AM, Saturday, February 22, 2025
Morikami Theater
10:30AM, Saturday, April 5, 2025
Morikami Theater
Introduction to Japanese Language
Nihongo Language: Level I & II
Sunday Sessions
These preliminary levels introduce 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, October 6, 2024
In-Person or Virtual
10:15AM, Sunday, January 5, 2025
In-Person or Virtual
10:15AM, Sunday, March 2, 2025
In-Person or Virtual
Introduction to Japanese Language
Nihongo Language: Level III & IV
Sunday Sessions
Level III 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. Level IV, the concluding level uses a 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.
5:00PM, Sunday, October 6, 2024
Virtual
5:00PM, Sunday, January 5, 2025
Virtual
5:00PM, Sunday, March 2, 2025
Virtual
Ikebana Flower Arrangement
Ikebana Sogetsu Class
Wednesday Sessions
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!
10:30AM, Wednesday, October 9, 2024
Oki Education Center
10:30AM, Wednesday, November 6, 2024
Oki Education Center
10:30AM, Wednesday, December 4, 2024
Oki Education Center
10:30AM, Wednesday, January 8, 2025
Oki Education Center
10:30AM, Wednesday, February 5, 2025
Oki Education Center
10:30AM, Wednesday, April 2, 2025
Oki Education Center
10:30AM, Wednesday, May 7, 2025
Oki Education Center
10:30AM, Wednesday, June 4, 2025
Oki Education Center
Japanese Traditional Tea Ceremony
The Way Of Tea: Sado Demonstration
Observe Japanese sado, an ever-changing demonstration rich in seasonal subtleties. Your involvement in the true spirit of sado — harmony (wa), reverence (kei), purity (sei), tranquility (jaku) will help you bring a calm perspective into your busy life.
12:00PM, Saturday, October 12, 2024
Morikami Theater
12:00PM, Saturday, November 16, 2024
Morikami Theater
12:00PM, Saturday, December 14, 2024
Morikami Theater
12:00PM, Saturday, January 18, 2025
Morikami Theater
12:00PM, Saturday, February 8, 2025
Morikami Theater
12:00PM, Saturday, March 15, 2025
Morikami Theater
12:00PM, Saturday, April 12, 2025
Morikami Theater
12:00PM, Saturday, May 17, 2025
Morikami Theater
65kFollowers
10.9kFollowers
39kFollowers
115kTotal fans
Item added to cart.
0 items - $0.00
Share →
Send this to a friend