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.

All programs will take place in the Kamiya Room, unless stated otherwise. No reservations needed.
Mori Stories: Kamishibai Folktales
Readings start at 1:00pm (Lasts approximately an hour with the activity.)
Bring the whole family and delve into the world of Japanese folklore or stories through kamishibai, Paper Theater. Join us for a reading of these classic stories. Reading starts on the hour with a short related activity to follow.
1:00PM, Thursday, January 5, 2023
Kamiya Room (Classroom A)
“The Rabbit on the Moon”
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, Friday, January 6, 2023
Oki Education Center
Beginner & Intermediate combined class
Sumi-e mountain range
Ink Painting | Beginner & Intermediate
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, January 6, 2023
Oki Education Center
Craft activities for kids of all ages.
Virtual Family Fun Days
Virtual craft activities for kids of all ages.
12:00AM, Saturday, January 7, 2023
Virtual
Orchid Galore
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.
9:30AM, Saturday, January 7, 2023
Oki Education Center
Craft activity for kids of all ages
Family Fun Day: Orchid Galore
Celebrate orchids at the Morikami by making an orchid chigiri-e (Japanese paper collage) style.
11:00AM, Saturday, January 7, 2023
Sakai Room (Library)
Orchid Weekend
Enjoy a weekend of festivities celebrating our new exhibition!
12:00PM, Saturday, January 7, 2023
Morikami Theater
Lecture, Ikebana Flower Arranging Demonstrations, Vendors, Craft Activity, and Kokedama moss ball workshop.
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, January 7, 2023
Tea House
Language Lessons (Level I - Part 1-3)
Nihongo: Japanese Intensive Workshop I
The Nihongo: Japanese Intensive Workshops are a fast-paced introductory series consisting of three separate  3-day sessions. The full series can be taken as an alternative to the entire Nihongo: Introduction to Japanese Level I Class series. Students who complete all three workshops will be ready for Nihongo: Introduction to Japanese Level II Class the following season.  This preliminary level introduces basic survival Japanese, grammar, and hiragana writing and reading. Topics include, but are not limited to, meeting people, shopping, and dining.
1:00PM, Saturday, January 7, 2023
Virtual
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, January 8, 2023
In-Person or Virtual
Orchid Weekend
Enjoy a weekend of festivities celebrating our new exhibition!
12:00PM, Sunday, January 8, 2023
Morikami Theater
Lecture, Vendors and Koto Recital: 2 shows: 12:00 pm  & 2:30 pm
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, January 8, 2023
Virtual
Level III: 7:20pm–8:20pm (virtual) | Level IV: 5:00pm–6:00pm (virtual)
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!
1:00PM, Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Oki Education Center
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, January 11, 2023
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Collaboration with the Palm Beach Opera
The Japanese Inspiration for Madama Butterfly
Talk by Catherine Hughes, Director of Education & Community Engagement at Palm Beach Opera
In order to create the opera Madama Butterfly, composer Giacomo Puccini and his librettists, Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica, studied Japanese culture through travelogues, printed music, sound recordings, and private study of the koto. Catherine Hughes, Director of Education & Community Engagement at Palm Beach Opera, explores these source materials and the ways the opera’s creators incorporated their cultural explorations into their work. The event includes a demonstration of koto technique by Yoshiko Carlton and a performance of excerpts from Madama Butterfly by a Palm Beach Opera resident artist.
1:00PM, Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Morikami Theater
Japanese Traditional Music
Koto: Beginner & Intermediate
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. *Beginner II courses are for students with prior experience or have taken Beginner I courses.  Beginners and intermediate students are welcome! 
10:30AM, Saturday, January 14, 2023
Morikami Theater
Hand and Calligraphy paper
Adult Workshop
Japanese Calligraphy Workshop for Beginners
Learn brush strokes using sumi (charcoal) ink and a brush to write Japanese characters. After practicing on paper you will create a final calligraphy piece on shikishi board to take home. Just bring your curiosity!
11:30AM, Saturday, January 14, 2023
Oki Education Center
hand pruning bonsai
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, January 15, 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, Sunday, January 15, 2023
Tea House
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, January 15, 2023
Tea House
Lanterns and trees
Therapeutic Garden Walking Program
Stroll for Well-Being

More Information and Application

9:00AM, Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Morikami Gardens
Lanterns and trees
Therapeutic Garden Walking Program
Stroll for Well-Being

More Information and Application

9:00AM, Saturday, January 21, 2023
Morikami Gardens
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, January 21, 2023
Morikami Theater
Craft activities for kids of all ages.
Virtual Family Fun Days
Virtual craft activities for kids of all ages.
12:00AM, Saturday, January 28, 2023
Virtual
Year of the Rabbit
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, January 29, 2023
Morikami Theater
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