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.

Tea ceremony matcha
The Way Of Tea: Sado Demonstration
Japanese Traditional Ceremony
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 24, 2020
Morikami Theater
Times: 12:00pm, 1:30pm, and 3:00pm

$5 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.

Language Lessons (Level 1- Part 1)
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 24, 2020
Off-site
Virtual Online Class
Hand using sumi-e brush
Ink Painting Floral & Landscape
Sumi-E Floral (Thursday Beginners)
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, October 29, 2020
Oki Education Center
Hand using sumi-e brush
Ink Painting Floral
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, October 30, 2020
Oki Education Center
Sumi-e mountain range
Ink Painting 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, October 30, 2020
Oki Education Center
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, November 1, 2020
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, November 1, 2020
Tea House
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 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, November 4, 2020
Oki Education Center
(Cancelled due to COVID)
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 5, 2020
Tea House
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 B and orders lunch from the Cornell Café. For more information please email Christine Carton at christinec@gate.net. September 9 The Miracle of the Namiya General Store by Keigo Higashino When three delinquents hole up in …

12:00PM, Friday, November 6, 2020
Cornell Cafe
Yamato Colony Book
Speaker Series - Talk & Book Signing by Tom Gregersen
The Yamato Colony: A Japanese Settlement in Florida
Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities

Tom Gregersen earned an M. A. degree in Japanese studies from the University of Michigan in 1977. He joined the staff of the Morikami Museum in 1978 as assistant curator, rising to senior curator and cultural director over a thirty-five-year career with the museum. Tom is the recipient of both the Foreign Minister’s Commendation (2013) …

7:00PM, Friday, November 6, 2020
Morikami Theater
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
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, November 7, 2020
Tea House
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!
9:00AM, Sunday, November 8, 2020
Oki Education Center
Craft activity for kids of all ages.
Family Fun Day: Pocky Day
Come make your own personalized box set of wooden Pocky, and learn how this popular Japanese snack that spread across the world even has its own holiday.
12:00PM, Saturday, November 14, 2020
Off-site
Craft templates & instructions via Social Media
fingers on koto
Japanese Traditional Music
Koto: Intermediate
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, Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Morikami Theater
(Cancelled due to COVID)
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 B and orders lunch from the Cornell Café. For more information please email Christine Carton at christinec@gate.net. September 9 The Miracle of the Namiya General Store by Keigo Higashino When three delinquents hole up in …

12:00PM, Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Cornell Cafe
carved granite statue
Collecting Stories Exhibition Open
Explore how Japanese visual culture has reflected changes in society, politics, and modernization. Learn how everyday functional objects can express deep spirituality.
10:00AM, Saturday, November 21, 2020
Morikami Galleries
fingers on koto
Japanese Traditional Music
Koto: Beginners I & 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, November 21, 2020
Morikami Theater
Cancelled due to COVID
Tea ceremony matcha
The Way Of Tea: Sado Demonstration
Japanese Traditional Ceremony
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, November 21, 2020
Morikami Theater
Times: 12:00pm, 1:30pm, and 3:00pm

$5 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.

Museum Store Sunday
On Sunday, November 29, 2020, more than 1,400 museum stores representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia, 22 countries, and five continents are slated to partake in Museum Store Sunday with special events, promotions, and other unique experiences that only these stores can provide.
10:00AM, Sunday, November 29, 2020
Lobby
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, December 1, 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, December 2, 2020
Oki Education Center
(Cancelled due to COVID)
Hand using sumi-e brush
Ink Painting Floral & Landscape
Sumi-E Floral (Thursday Beginners)
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, December 3, 2020
Oki Education Center
Hand using sumi-e brush
Ink Painting Floral
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, December 4, 2020
Oki Education Center
Item added to cart.
0 items - $0.00
Share →
Send this to a friend