Morikami Museum Lists December Events

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Source: Morikami) — Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is among the most popular attractions in South Florida, and now that the weather is getting better (kinda), check out the long list of activities set for December…

Kick start the holiday season at the “Set the Stage” Fundraising Event benefitting the Morikami Theater Renovation Capital Campaign, or enjoy a fascinating documentary screening of “Cats of Mirikitani” in conjunction with Morikami’s popular exhibit, Jimmy Tsutomu Mirikitani. With numerous cultural workshops and classes to choose from, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this month. See below for a full list of events.

“Set the Stage” Fundraising Event

Date: Friday, December 4, 2015

Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Cost: $125

Kick start the holiday season with the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in partnership with the luxurious Eau Palm Beach Resort and Spa! Join us for a cocktail reception with specialty sake provided by Stacole Fine Wines, sumptuous dinner-by-the-bite, lavish hand massages and product demonstrations offered by Red Flower and an adrenaline-charged taiko drum & fire performance by South Florida’s own Ronin Taiko. Cocktail attire requested. Tickets are $125 per person and proceeds benefit the Morikami Theater Renovation Capital Campaign. For more information or to purchase your ticket, please visit www.morikami.org/setthestage.

Ikebana Flower Arrangement- Ikenobo School
3-week session:
Tuesday, December 1, 8 & 15, 2015

Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Cost: Non-Members $52.50; Members $45 (Advance registration required)

Flower fee: $60
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.

Family Fun: Peace Tree

Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 – Sunday, January 3, 2016

Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Cost: Free with museum admission (No advance registration required)

Throughout the holiday season, create an origami dove to place on the Peace Tree.

Sumi-e Ink Painting:Floral

3-week session: Thursday, December 3, 10 & 17, 2015

Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm

Cost: Non-members$45; Members $41 (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: Listed on www.morikami.org

Sumi-e Ink Painting:Landscape

3-week session: Thursday, December 3, 10 & 17, 2015

Time: 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Cost: Non-members$45; Members $41 (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: Listed on www.morikami.org

Ikebana Flower Arrangement – Sogetsu School

3-week session: Friday, December 4, 11 & 18, 2015

Time: 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Cost: Non-members $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.

The Art of Japanese Paper Wrapping
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2015
Time:
10:30am – 12:00pm & 1:30pm – 3:00pm

Cost: $35 (Advance registration required)
Material Fee: $15 (cash payable to the instructor)

Washi, Japanese traditional handmade paper was added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list last year. This workshop looks into the long history of Japanese paper folding and wrapping. Participants learn a variety of folding and gift wrapping techniques using washi without using glue or scissors. Workshop tools and materials will be provided for the participants to use.Instructor Reiko Nishioka, recently retired after 20 years of service as Morikami’s Director of Education, continues to research and teach about Japanese culture. Her creative flair, sense of design, and fascination with Japanese packaging come together in this original workshop she created, entitled The Art of Japanese Paper Wrapping.

Introductory Japanese Language Intensive Workshop I

2-day Workshop: Saturday, December 5 & 12, 2015

Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Cost: $80 (Advance registration required)

Introduction to Japanese language covering the basics and lessons 1 & 2 of the required text:Japanese for Busy People I, Revised 3rd Edition, Kana Version (ISBN-13: 978-1568363851) and Kana Workbook (ISBN-13: 978-1568364018)

Sumiko Uo is a Japan-born educator who had taught at Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University. A student of language and traditional Japanese cultural arts, Ms. Uo has taught Japanese language, calligraphy, literature and cinema to both children and adults. Her classes will appeal to beginners, as well as those with knowledge of Japanese.

Sado Tea Ceremony Class

2-week session:Sunday, December 6 & 20, 2015

Time: Individual appointments begin at 10:15am

Cost: Non-members$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.

Family Fun: “Mommy & Me” Kamishibai Story Telling **NEW SERIES**
Date:
Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Time: 10:30am

Cost: Free with paid museum admission (No advance registration required)

Bring the little ones to hear the reading of a Japanese kamishibai folk story! Each month will feature a different story.

Family Fun: Daruma Craft

Date: Saturday, December 12, 2015

Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Cost: Free with paid museum admission (No advance registration required)

Make an egg-shaped daruma craft to celebrate the coming New Year. In Japan, daruma are seen as a symbol of good luck, making them a popular gift of encouragement.

Documentary Film Screening – Cats of Mirikitani

Funded by the Homer and Martha Gudelsky Family Foundation

Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Times: 11:00am & 2:00pm

Cost: Free with paid museum admission (Limited seating in the theater – first come, first served)

Eighty-year-old Jimmy Mirikitani survived the trauma of WWII internment camps, Hiroshima, and homelessness by creating art. But when 9/11 threatens his life on the New York City streets and a local filmmaker brings him to her home, the two embark on a journey to confront Jimmy’s painful past. An intimate exploration of the lingering wounds of war and the healing powers of friendship and art, this documentary won the Audience Award at its premiere in the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival.

Demonstration of Sado: The Way of Tea

Date: Saturday, December 19, 2015

Time: 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm & 3:00pm

Cost: $5 with paid museum admission

(No advance registration available, must purchase ticket day of, seating is first come, first served)

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.

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