Events

Due to the ongoing public health threat of COVID-19, programs are subject to change and/or cancellation.  By participating, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.  A signed waiver form will be required to participate in classes and workshops.  View or print waiver form here.  In the event of a cancellation, a refund will be issued to registrants.

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.

Craft activity for kids of all ages.
Family Fun Day: Father’s Day Koma (Virtual)
Learn with Dad about komas, a Japanese wooden spinning top, and about Japan’s rich history of this game and how these toys could be rigged to battle each other.
12:00PM, Sunday, June 20, 2021
Virtual
Craft templates & instructions via Social Media
Children in Kimono playing Koto
Guest Artist Workshops
Youth Summer Music & Culture Camp
Sponsored by Batchelor Foundation and Residence Inn Boca Raton by Marriott
Campers will learn to play traditional Japanese instruments from professional musicians, experience Japanese culture, and participate in fun craft activities. Dr. Amato will lead the basic koto workshops, teaching the students how to use tsume (finger picks), how to read Japanese musical notation and how to execute basic koto performance techniques through simple compositions. Members of the local Fushu Daiko Taiko group will teach the basics of traditional Japanese drumming.
9:00AM, Monday, June 21, 2021
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Children in Kimono playing Koto
Guest Artist Workshops
Youth Summer Music & Culture Camp
Sponsored by Batchelor Foundation and Residence Inn Boca Raton by Marriott
Campers will learn to play traditional Japanese instruments from professional musicians, experience Japanese culture, and participate in fun craft activities. Dr. Amato will lead the basic koto workshops, teaching the students how to use tsume (finger picks), how to read Japanese musical notation and how to execute basic koto performance techniques through simple compositions. Members of the local Fushu Daiko Taiko group will teach the basics of traditional Japanese drumming.
9:00AM, Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Children in Kimono playing Koto
Guest Artist Workshops
Youth Summer Music & Culture Camp
Sponsored by Batchelor Foundation and Residence Inn Boca Raton by Marriott
Campers will learn to play traditional Japanese instruments from professional musicians, experience Japanese culture, and participate in fun craft activities. Dr. Amato will lead the basic koto workshops, teaching the students how to use tsume (finger picks), how to read Japanese musical notation and how to execute basic koto performance techniques through simple compositions. Members of the local Fushu Daiko Taiko group will teach the basics of traditional Japanese drumming.
9:00AM, Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Children in Kimono playing Koto
Guest Artist Workshops
Youth Summer Music & Culture Camp
Sponsored by Batchelor Foundation and Residence Inn Boca Raton by Marriott
Campers will learn to play traditional Japanese instruments from professional musicians, experience Japanese culture, and participate in fun craft activities. Dr. Amato will lead the basic koto workshops, teaching the students how to use tsume (finger picks), how to read Japanese musical notation and how to execute basic koto performance techniques through simple compositions. Members of the local Fushu Daiko Taiko group will teach the basics of traditional Japanese drumming.
9:00AM, Thursday, June 24, 2021
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Children in Kimono playing Koto
Guest Artist Workshops
Youth Summer Music & Culture Camp
Sponsored by Batchelor Foundation and Residence Inn Boca Raton by Marriott
Campers will learn to play traditional Japanese instruments from professional musicians, experience Japanese culture, and participate in fun craft activities. Dr. Amato will lead the basic koto workshops, teaching the students how to use tsume (finger picks), how to read Japanese musical notation and how to execute basic koto performance techniques through simple compositions. Members of the local Fushu Daiko Taiko group will teach the basics of traditional Japanese drumming.
9:00AM, Friday, June 25, 2021
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Speaker Series - Dr. Ata Sarajedini
Bridge to the Cosmos: Big Bang (the Painting and the Theory) Explained

The Morikami presents a live virtual lecture with Dr. Ata Sarajedini, Astrophysicist from Florida Atlantic University, in conjunction with our latest exhibition Painting Enlightenment: Experiencing Wisdom and Compassion through Art and Science. Dr. Sarajedini explains the scientific perspective of the solo Japanese painter Iwasaki Tsuneo (1917-2002) featured in the exhibition. Iwasaki was a biologist by …

1:00PM, Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Morikami Theater
VIRTUAL LECTURE - FREE with paid museum admission.

For your health and safety, theater programs are limited to 33% capacity, socially distancing seating arrangements will be implemented, and attendees are required to wear a mask.

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, July 11, 2021
Tea House
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, July 11, 2021
Tea House
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, July 15, 2021
Tea House
Calligraphy Youth Workshop
Learn how to write your name and some Japanese words with ink and brush, two traditional calligraphy writing implements in this hands-on workshop.
11:30AM, Saturday, July 17, 2021
Oki Education Center
Educational Programming
Registration Opens for the 2021-2022 Season Today
All programs open for Registration and Ticket purchase(s).

Please go here, "Upcoming Events" to view all upcoming programming. For a specific program follow the links below: Class Workshop Cultural demonstration Lecture Film Special program The 2021-2022 season runs from October 2021 through the summer of 2022.  

10:00AM, Sunday, August 1, 2021
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Youth Origami Workshop
Grades 3rd – 12th
Make unique pieces of art with paper! Learn how to make origami by using various techniques and simple folds.
11:30AM, Saturday, August 7, 2021
Oki Education Center
Craft activity for kids of all ages.
Family Fun Day: Kakigori (Virtual)
In South Florida’s hottest month learn how to make your own play kakigori, a Japanese summer treat of finely shaved ice, which is popular at festivals. (Virtual activity)
12:00PM, Saturday, August 21, 2021
Virtual
Craft templates & instructions via Social Media
Adult Workshop
The Joy of Carving - Chirirenge Ramen Spoon Edition
Chirirenge in Japanese is the name of the soup spoons from Asia and used as ramen spoons in Japan. Unlike the western spoon, it has a flat bottom and is deep to hold more soup. The handle is curved upwards and the shape mimics a fallen petal of the lotus flower called renge in Japanese. The word chiri means “to fall off.”
10:30AM, Saturday, August 28, 2021
Cornell Cafe
This is a 3-Day Workshop Saturday, Aug. 28, Sept. 4, and 11, 2021
Craft activity for kids of all ages.
Family Fun Day: Orizuru for Peace (Virtual)
Commemorate the 20th anniversary of the World Trade Center tragedy, and make orizuru, Japanese paper cranes. Learn about Japan’s history of making these as a wish for peace.
12:00PM, Saturday, September 11, 2021
Virtual
Craft templates & instructions via Social Media
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, September 12, 2021
Tea House
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, September 12, 2021
Tea House
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, September 16, 2021
Tea House
fingers on koto
Traditional Japanese Instrument
Koto Workshop
Koto is a traditional Japanese stringed instrument first introduced to Japan from China in the 7th-8th centuries. Learn the fascinating history of this exquisite instrument and how to play it in this one-day introductory workshop. Instruments will be provided for participants to use in the workshop. To further your studies on the koto, sign-up for our koto class series or summer guest artist workshops.
10:30AM, Saturday, September 18, 2021
Morikami Theater
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In accordance with CDC guidelines and Palm Beach County directive issued May 17, 2021, fully vaccinated people are no longer required to wear facial coverings in the museum and gardens.
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