Morikami hosts 1 and 2-day workshops on diverse cultural arts and languages taught by local and guest instructors. Regular workshops run at least an hour and a half and include museum admission in the price. Mini workshops are one hour and do not include museum admission at a reduced price. Registration for classes or workshops closes by 4:00 pm the day before the 1st class. For those happening on the weekend, they close the Friday prior by 2:00 pm.

AGE REQUIREMENTS: Please know that unless otherwise stated as “Youth” all classes and workshops are for adults and teenagers 15 years and older.  We will allow some younger youth on a case-by-case basis.  Please contact the Education Program Coordinator at (561) 233-1367 if you would like to enroll a younger youth in a program.

REGISTRATION: 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.

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Block Printing (Adult & Youth) Calligraphy Adult Calligraphy Youth Furoshiki Fabric Wrapping Gift Presentation Japanese Traditional Music Kokedama Moss Ball Koto Nihongo Language Intensive 1-3 Onigiri (Rice Ball) Making Origami Youth Poetry Ramen Spoon Carving Sado Tea Shibori Indigo Indigo Katazome Sumi-e Brush Making Sushi Taiko (Drumming) Youth Music Camp


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, June 10, 2023
Tea House
1:00PM, Saturday, September 16, 2023
Tea House
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.
10:00AM, Saturday, June 24, 2023
Oki Education Center
Session 1: 10:00am – 12:30pm | Session 2: 2:00pm – 4:30pm (2 sessions offered)
10:00AM, Saturday, July 22, 2023
Oki Education Center
Session 1: 10:00am – 12:30pm | Session 2: 2:00pm – 4:30pm (2 sessions offered)
10:00AM, Saturday, September 9, 2023
Oki Education Center
Session 1: 10:00am – 12:30pm | Session 2: 2:00pm – 4:30pm (2 sessions offered)
Children in Kimono playing Koto
Guest Artist Workshops
Youth Summer Music & Culture Camp
(Grade 3rd – 12th)

Campers will be immersed in Japanese culture participating in fun craft activities, Japanese cultural arts, and exciting music classes which include the 13-string koto (zither) and taiko drums, taught by professional musicians, Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto, Koto instructor and members from the Fushu Daiko Taiko group. All materials and Instruments that campers need are provided for their use at camp.

9:00AM, Monday, June 26, 2023
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Camp runs from June 26 – June 30, 2023.
Guest Artist Youth & Adult Workshops
Japanese Traditional Music Workshops: Koto with Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto
Sponsored by Toshiba International Foundation
There will be two opportunities for adults to take the Japanese traditional music workshops at the Morikami Museum. Instruments and sheet music will be provided for use in the workshops.
9:00AM, Saturday, July 1, 2023
Morikami Theater
Grade 3rd – 12th
Calligraphy Youth Workshop
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 15, 2023
Oki Education Center
Educational Programming
Registration Opens for the NEW Season Today
All programs open for Registration and Ticket purchase(s).
The season runs from October of the present year through the summer of the following year. The season is available for registration and ticket purchases on August 1st every year.
10:00AM, Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
10:00AM, Thursday, August 1, 2024
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
10:00AM, Friday, August 1, 2025
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
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 16, 2023
Morikami Theater
Adult 2-Day Workshop
Indigo Katazome Workshop
Katazome is a Japanese resist process used for hundreds of years in Japanese textiles. Traditional artisans created a resist paste made from a rice flour mixture and applied it to cloth through the use of elaborately hand-carved stencils. Where ever this paste is applied will resist the dye, creating a pattern. Traditionally katazome is dyed with indigo to create the traditional white and blue of many Japanese textiles.
10:00AM, Saturday, September 23, 2023
Oki Education Center
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