May eNews Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

The Morikami’s Upcoming Exhibition: Beyond the Wall features the work of five dynamic contemporary artists of Japanese and Asian American descent who explore their cultural heritage and individual identities through the powerful, large-scale medium of the mural.

Member Preview Day – Friday, May 6th
Members and their guests (who are included as part of their membership level) are invited to a private viewing of the exhibition.

Beyond the Wall: Artist Symposium

Friday, May 6, 2022

Time: 1:00 pm I Cost: FREE

Location: Morikami Theater

Join us for a discussion with the Beyond the Wall artists and learn about their work, unique stories, and what inspires them. Discussion moderated by Dr. Mitzi Carter.

Tickets are available the day of the event on a first-come, first-served basis. Limited seating available.


Join, Gift, or Renew your membership during Mother’s Day Weekend and receive an extra month and a Morikami Tote Bag.

Tango-no-Sekku: Japan’s Forgotten Festival
Talk by Alan Scott Pate
The 5th month of the 5th day is celebrated as Kodomo-no-hi, or Children’s Day. It is a time for parents to gather with their children, make excursions, and celebrate family, particularly the children. Join us for a journey back in time, to explore the visuals and backstories of this all but a forgotten festival. Tango-no-sekku, more popularly known in the West as Boy’s Day.
Saturday, May 7 2022, 1:00pm

Traditional Japanese Music:
Koto Demonstration
Saturday, May 14, 2022

Learn the fascinating history of this exquisite instrument, and listen to its captivating and tranquil sounds demonstrated by koto teacher, Mrs. Yoshiko Carlton.

Tickets: 12pm, 1:30pm, and 3pm
$5 with paid museum admission

The Way of Tea:
Sado Demonstration
Saturday, May 21, 2022

Observe Japanese sado, an
ever-changing demonstration rich in seasonal subtleties.

Tickets: 12pm, 1:30pm, and 3pm
$5 with paid museum admission

Koto lessons for beginners and intermediate players. Instructed by professional musician Joseph Amato.
2-Day Adult Workshop
Saturday & Sunday, June 25 and 26, 2022
10:00am – 1:00pm

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, Joseph Amato and members from the Fushu Daiko Taiko group.
Summer Camp for Kids Ages 8-17
Monday, June 27- Friday, July 1, 2022
9:00am – 4:00pm