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.

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, March 4, 2021
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, March 5, 2021
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, March 5, 2021
Oki Education Center
Morikami Film Series
Shoplifters
Sponsored by JM Family Enterprises

7:00PM, Friday, March 5, 2021
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.

In Japanese with English subtitles.

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, March 6, 2021
Oki Education Center
Shibori Napkin II - Advanced
Craft activity for kids of all ages.
Family Fun Day: Hinamatsuri DIY Kokeshi
Make your own customized kokeshi, a Japanese wooden figurine, to celebrate Hinamatsuri, Doll’s Day.
12:00PM, Saturday, March 6, 2021
Virtual
Craft templates & instructions via Social Media
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 6, 2021
Tea House
SOLD OUT

Do you want to be put on the waiting list? Email Lisa Niven, the Education Program Coordinator at lniven@pbcgov.org.

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 7, 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, March 7, 2021
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, Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Cornell Cafe
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 11, 2021
Tea House
Member Appreciation Weekend

Save 10% when you join, renew or gift someone a membership!* Become a Member Members save 20% in the Museum Store and Charles Albert trunk show. Shop the Museum Store Happenings Meet Designer Charles Albert in his only appearance in South Florida! *Promotion excludes Wisdom Ring memberships, and in order to renew, your membership must be expiring within 6 months.

10:00AM, Friday, March 12, 2021
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
A FREE MEMBER EXCLUSIVE EVENT!
A Window into Japanese Traditional Music
Sponsored by Toshiba International Foundation
Join us virtually to learn about the fascinating history and culture of Japanese traditional instruments. Be introduced to the captivating sounds of the 13-stringed and the 17-string zither, called koto, and the biwa, a Japanese lute, demonstrated by professional musicians from Japan and featuring special guest Kazuyuki Shiotaka. A live Q&A session will follow with speaker and musician Dr. Joseph Amato. A special viewing link will be sent to members a week before the event.
6:30PM, Friday, March 12, 2021
Virtual

A FREE MEMBER EXCLUSIVE EVENT!

A special viewing link will be sent to members a week before the event.

Member Appreciation Weekend

Save 10% when you join, renew or gift someone a membership!* Become a Member Members save 20% in the Museum Store and Charles Albert trunk show. Shop the Museum Store Happenings Meet Designer Charles Albert in his only appearance in South Florida! *Promotion excludes Wisdom Ring memberships, and in order to renew, your membership must be expiring within 6 months.

10:00AM, Saturday, March 13, 2021
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
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, March 13, 2021
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.

Member Appreciation Weekend

Save 10% when you join, renew or gift someone a membership!* Become a Member Members save 20% in the Museum Store and Charles Albert trunk show. Shop the Museum Store Happenings Meet Designer Charles Albert in his only appearance in South Florida! *Promotion excludes Wisdom Ring memberships, and in order to renew, your membership must be expiring within 6 months.

10:00AM, Sunday, March 14, 2021
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Hands with sticks beating drums
The Way Of Taiko: The Heartbeat Of Japan
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 14, 2021
Morikami Theater
SOLD OUT

Do you want to be put on the waiting list? Email Lisa Niven, the Education Program Coordinator at lniven@pbcgov.org.

Hands with sticks beating drums
The Way Of Taiko: The Heartbeat Of Japan
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 14, 2021
Morikami Theater
Do you want to be put on the waiting list? Email Lisa Niven, the Education Program Coordinator at lniven@pbcgov.org.
Karesansui Raking Demonstration
Karesansui or dry landscape garden, is founded on Zen ideology using carefully composed rock arrangements and gravel or sand. A karesansui is carefully raked to represent characteristics of water such as currents and waves while boulder arrangements may be interpreted as islands. Learn about our Late Rock Garden and observe how the raking can be a practice in mindfulness and meditation.
10:30AM, Friday, March 26, 2021
Morikami Gardens
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, April 1, 2021
Oki Education Center
Mori Stories: Kamishibai Folktales
All programs are VIRTUAL, unless stated otherwise. No reservations needed.
Gather the whole family and delve into the world of Japanese folklore or stories through kamishibai paper theater. Join us online for a reading of these classic stories and learn more about the celebration of our festivals. Readings posted the day of the listed event.
1:00PM, Thursday, April 1, 2021
Virtual
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, April 2, 2021
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, April 2, 2021
Oki Education Center
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, April 3, 2021
Oki Education Center
Shibori Scarves

SOLD OUT

Do you want to be put on the waiting list? Email Lisa Niven, the Education Program Coordinator at lniven@pbcgov.org.

Koto Demonstration
Japanese Traditional Instrument
Koto is a traditional Japanese stringed instrument first introduced to Japan from China in the 7th-8th century. Learn the fascinating history of this exquisite instrument, and listen to its captivating and tranquil sounds demonstrated by koto teacher, Mrs. Yoshiko Carlton.
12:00PM, Saturday, April 3, 2021
Morikami Theater
Times: 12:00pm, 1:30pm, and 3:00pm

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.

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