Events

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
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 12, 2020
Tea House
Calligraphy Workshop for Kids
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 18, 2020
Oki Education Center
Calligraphy Workshop for Kids
Learn how to write your name and some Japanese words with ink and brush, two traditional calligraphy writing implements in this hands-on workshop.
1:30PM, Saturday, July 18, 2020
Oki Education Center
Craft activity for kids of all ages.
Family Fun Day: Bug Origami
FREE with paid museum admission. (Unless otherwise specified) Pre-registration is not required.
The tradition of searching and identifying bugs outside is a popular summer activity for many Japanese children. Join us for some critter fun, as we make origami butterflies, cicada, and more in the spirit of this popular Japanese summer pastime.
12:00PM, Saturday, August 1, 2020
Classroom A
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 8, 2020
Oki Education Center
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.
1:30PM, Saturday, August 8, 2020
Oki Education Center
Craft activity for kids of all ages.
Family Fun Day: Shūbun no Hi
FREE with paid museum admission. (Unless otherwise specified) Pre-registration is not required.
Make your own firework portrait for Shūbun no Hi, the Autumn Equinox, and learn some Japanese calligraphy for the start of fall.
12:00PM, Saturday, September 12, 2020
Classroom A
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 26, 2020
Morikami Theater
Lanterns on Lake
Lantern Festival
Festival opens for members and the general public at 3pm, the museum and gardens will be closed prior to 3pm.
3:00PM, Saturday, October 17, 2020
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
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Out of an abundance of caution for the well-being of our museum visitors, volunteers and staff through the COVID-19 public health threat, the Museum & Gardens are closed until further notice.
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