Morikami Park Highlights Sushi, Art For February

DELRAY BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Media Advisory) — February brings exciting activities to the Morikami, including a new exhibit! Poetry in Clay, on display beginning Feb. 10, brings together paintings, ceramics, decorative fans, tea ceremony utensils and calligraphy pieces by Ōtagaki Rengetsu. Throughout the month, visitors also can participate in educational workshops and classes such as the Japanese language and the basics of sushi. See below for a full schedule of the month’s events.

 

February 10, 2015 – May 24, 2015

New Exhibit!

Poetry in Clay:  The Art of Ōtagaki Rengetsu

Ōtagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875) was perhaps the most well-known female artist and poetess of nineteenth century Japan.  Born in Kyoto, Nobu (her given name) was adopted by the samurai Ōtagaki Teruhisa and his wife.  After a life of great tragedy and loss, Nobu became a nun and took the name Rengetsu, which means “Lotus Moon.” Rengetsu collaborated with potters, painters, lacquer ware craftsmen and a variety of other artists to create a myriad of unique works of art inscribed with her profoundly personal, witty and spiritual verse. Poetry in Clay will highlight an exquisite selection from the Johnstone-Fong Collection, the largest private collection of works by Ōtagaki Rengetsu in the United States.

 

Ikebana Flower Arrangement: Ikenobo School

4-week session: Tues., Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24

Time: 1pm – 3pm

Class fee: $70 (members $60; advance registration required)

Flower fee: $60 payable to instructor

Flower arrangement, ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art. The Ikenobo School is the oldest and most traditional. Students in this course learn the basic principles and styles of Ikenobo, creating fresh flower arrangements each week to take home and enjoy.

 

Introduction to Ikebana Flower Arrangement: Sogetsu School

3-week session: Wed. Feb. 4, 18, 25

Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm

Class fee: $52.50 (members $45; advance registration required)

Flower fee: $30

Flower arrangement, ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art. Students in this course learn the basic principles and styles of the contemporary Sogetsu School, creating fresh flower arrangements each week to take home and enjoy. This introductory course is a prerequisite for Ikebana Flower Arrangement: Sogetsu School.

 

Sumi-e Ink Painting: Floral 

4-week session: Thurs., Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26

Time: 10:30am- 12:30pm

Class fee: $60 (members $55; advance registration required)

Sumi-e, literally “charcoal drawing,” is a form of Japanese ink painting brought from China in the 12th century. Students learn to grind their own ink and execute the primary sumi-e brushstrokes to capture the beauty of flowers and bamboo.

Required materials: May be purchased at the Museum Store and are listed on www.morikami.org.

 

Sumi-e Ink Painting: Landscape

4-week session: Thurs., Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26

Time: 1:30pm-3:30pm

Class fee: $60 (members $55; advance registration required)

Sumi-e, literally “charcoal drawing,” is a form of Japanese ink painting brought from China in the 12th century. Students learn to grind their own ink and execute the primary sumi-e brushstrokes to mimic sweeping landscapes.

Required materials: May be purchased at the Museum Store and are listed on www.morikami.org.

 

Ikebana Flower Arrangement: Sogetsu School

3-week session: Fri., Feb. 6, 13, 27

Time: 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Class fee: $52.50 (members $45; advance registration required)

Flower fee: $30

Flower arrangement, ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art. Students in this course learn the basic principles and styles of the contemporary Sogetsu School, creating fresh flower arrangements each week to take home and enjoy.

 

Sado Tea Ceremony Class

2-week session: Sunday, February 8 & 15

Time: Individual appointments begin at 10:15am

Cost: $55 (members $50; advance registration required)

Learn to perform traditional Japanese tea ceremony in the authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of Master Soei Chieko Mihori. Tea Ceremony Workshop (offered in November, January and March) is a prerequisite for this class.

To register, please call 561-495-0233 x210.

 

Family Fun Days: Yamato-kan Origami 

Day: Saturday, February 14

Time: 12pm – 3pm

Cost: Free with paid museum admission

Learn one simple origami project to take home for Valentine’s Day.

 

Demonstrations of Sado: The Way of Tea

Day: Saturday, February 14

Time: Noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm

Cost: $5 with paid museum admission

Observe Japanese sado, “the way of tea,” an ever-changing demonstration rich in seasonal subtleties. The true spirit of sado — harmony (wa), reverence (kei), purity (sei), tranquility (jaku) — along with a sip of green tea and a sweet can bring a calm perspective into a busy life.

Individual reservations are not necessary. Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more. For more information please call 561-495-0233 x210.

 

Introductory Japanese Language Intensive Workshop II 

2-day workshop: Saturday, February 14 & 28

Time: 1pm – 5pm

Class fee: $80 (advance registration required)

The prerequisite for this course is the Introductory Japanese Language Intensive Workshop I or the Nihongo: Japanese Language Level I Class. This is an intensive 2-day workshop covering lessons 3- 5 of Japanese for Busy People I.

Required materials: Japanese for Busy People I (revised 3rd edition, kana version).

 

Demonstration of Koto

Day: Saturday, February 21

Time: 12pm, 1:30pm or 2:30pm

Cost: $5 with paid museum admission

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. Each participant receives akoto music sheet of the most famous Japanese song, Sakura, or “Cherry Blossom.”

 

Basics of Sushi

Day: Sunday, February 22

Time: 10am – 12pm

Class fee: $70

Explore the rich history of this Japanese culinary tradition and make – and eat – your very own sushi!  Sushi chef Mitsutoshi Sekita leads this hands-on workshop.

Required materials: Sharp 7-8”knife, 10” x 15” cutting board, apron, and dish towel

 

September 30, 2014 – May 24, 2015

Continuing Exhibit

Japanese Design for the Senses: Beauty, Form, and Function

The Museum presents an elegant survey of Japanese visual culture with a focus on the uniquely Japanese interpretation of form and aesthetics in art and objects of daily use.  Encompassing the fields of painting, print-making, architecture, furniture, fashion and ceramic wares over a span of two hundred years, Japanese Design for the Senses showcases the bold simplicity and graphic power of Japanese design that have influenced modern aesthetics worldwide since the first wave of Japonisme hit European Shores in the late nineteenth century.  Featured in this exhibit is the extraordinary studio furniture of Yoko Zeltserman-Miyaji.  In Ma:  Defining Space, Zeltserman-Miyaji’s elegant shelving and storage systems reflect the inspiration of the staggered, asymmetrical shelving, or chigai-dana, found in traditional Japanese storage chests.

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