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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.

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!
10:00AM, Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Oki Education Center
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Beginner
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. The Beginners class and Intermediate class will share one class session together.
10:15AM, Thursday, December 8, 2022
Tea House
Member Appreciation Weekend
Member Appreciation Weekend

  Save 10% when you join, renew or gift someone a membership!* Purchase in person for a complimentary gift Become a Member Members save 20% in the Museum Store including trunk show. Shop the Museum Store Happenings   *Promotion excludes Wisdom Ring memberships, and in order to renew, your membership must be expiring within 6 months.

10:00AM, Friday, December 9, 2022
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Member Appreciation Weekend
Member Appreciation Weekend

  Save 10% when you join, renew or gift someone a membership!* Purchase in person for a complimentary gift Become a Member Members save 20% in the Museum Store including trunk show. Shop the Museum Store Happenings   *Promotion excludes Wisdom Ring memberships, and in order to renew, your membership must be expiring within 6 months.

10:00AM, Saturday, December 10, 2022
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Assorted gift-wrapped items
The Art of Japanese Gift Presentation Workshop
Adult Workshop
Learn the customs and art of Japanese gift presentation in this hands-on workshop. Combining traditional with contemporary aesthetics, participants are introduced to the beauty of Japanese packaging and design, often times incorporating natural and unconventional materials. Learn to wrap with washi (Japanese traditional handmade paper), create uniquely designed boxes, and other techniques to give your gift an Asian-inspired elegance. Workshop tools and materials will be provided for the participants to use.
10:30AM, Saturday, December 10, 2022
Oki Education Center
Japanese Traditional Tea Ceremony
The Way Of Tea: Sado Demonstration
Sponsored by JM Family Enterprises Inc.
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, December 10, 2022
Morikami Theater
Member Appreciation Weekend
Member Appreciation Weekend

  Save 10% when you join, renew or gift someone a membership!* Purchase in person for a complimentary gift Become a Member Members save 20% in the Museum Store including trunk show. Shop the Museum Store Happenings   *Promotion excludes Wisdom Ring memberships, and in order to renew, your membership must be expiring within 6 months.

10:00AM, Sunday, December 11, 2022
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Take a cinematic journey through Japan with the Morikami Film Series
Film: Belle
Sponsored by JM Family Enterprises
From the celebrated Academy Award®-nominated director Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu, creators of Mirai, Wolf Children, Summer Wars, and more, comes a fantastical, heartfelt story of growing up in the age of social media.
11:00AM, Sunday, December 11, 2022
Morikami Theater
11:00 am (Dubbed in English) | 2:00 pm (In Japanese, subtitled in English)
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! For more information please email Christine Carton at christinec@gate.net. Morikami Book Club 2022-2023 Selection 1A & 1B: We will read both books.  1B - Will be discussed during the lecture series at the Museum on October 29. 1A …

12:00PM, Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
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, Thursday, December 15, 2022
Morikami Gardens
Craft activities for kids of all ages.
Virtual Family Fun Days
Virtual craft activities for kids of all ages.
12:00AM, Saturday, December 17, 2022
Virtual
Nengajo: New Year’s Cards
Craft activity for kids of all ages
Family Fun Day: Nengajō: New Year’s Cards
Join us throughout the holiday season to create a nengajō, a Japanese New Year’s card, to share with friends and family.
10:00AM, Saturday, December 17, 2022
Lobby
Craft activity for kids of all ages
Family Fun Day: Nengajō: New Year’s Cards
Join us throughout the holiday season to create a nengajō, a Japanese New Year’s card, to share with friends and family.
10:00AM, Sunday, December 18, 2022
Lobby
Craft activity for kids of all ages
Family Fun Day: Nengajō: New Year’s Cards
Join us throughout the holiday season to create a nengajō, a Japanese New Year’s card, to share with friends and family.
10:00AM, Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Lobby
Craft activity for kids of all ages
Family Fun Day: Nengajō: New Year’s Cards
Join us throughout the holiday season to create a nengajō, a Japanese New Year’s card, to share with friends and family.
10:00AM, Wednesday, December 21, 2022
Lobby
Craft activity for kids of all ages
Family Fun Day: Nengajō: New Year’s Cards
Join us throughout the holiday season to create a nengajō, a Japanese New Year’s card, to share with friends and family.
10:00AM, Thursday, December 22, 2022
Lobby
Craft activity for kids of all ages
Family Fun Day: Nengajō: New Year’s Cards
Join us throughout the holiday season to create a nengajō, a Japanese New Year’s card, to share with friends and family.
10:00AM, Friday, December 23, 2022
Lobby
Craft activity for kids of all ages
Family Fun Day: Nengajō: New Year’s Cards
Join us throughout the holiday season to create a nengajō, a Japanese New Year’s card, to share with friends and family.
10:00AM, Saturday, December 24, 2022
Lobby
Craft activity for kids of all ages
Family Fun Day: Nengajō: New Year’s Cards
Join us throughout the holiday season to create a nengajō, a Japanese New Year’s card, to share with friends and family.
10:00AM, Tuesday, December 27, 2022
Lobby
Craft activity for kids of all ages
Family Fun Day: Nengajō: New Year’s Cards
Join us throughout the holiday season to create a nengajō, a Japanese New Year’s card, to share with friends and family.
10:00AM, Wednesday, December 28, 2022
Lobby
Craft activity for kids of all ages
Family Fun Day: Nengajō: New Year’s Cards
Join us throughout the holiday season to create a nengajō, a Japanese New Year’s card, to share with friends and family.
10:00AM, Thursday, December 29, 2022
Lobby
Craft activity for kids of all ages
Family Fun Day: Nengajō: New Year’s Cards
Join us throughout the holiday season to create a nengajō, a Japanese New Year’s card, to share with friends and family.
10:00AM, Friday, December 30, 2022
Lobby
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!
10:00AM, Wednesday, January 4, 2023
Oki Education Center
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Beginner
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. The Beginners class and Intermediate class will share one class session together.
10:15AM, Thursday, January 5, 2023
Tea House
Ink Painting | Beginner & Intermediate
Sumi-E Floral
Thursday & 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, Thursday, January 5, 2023
Oki Education Center
Beginners only class
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