Happenings at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

Blade of the Immortal* | June 12 – 11am & 2pm
In this pulp action film from director Takashi Miike, a highly skilled samurai in feudal Japan, cursed with immortality, promises to help a young woman avenge the death of her parents. Their mission leads them into a bloody battle with a ruthless warrior and his band of master swordsmen.
*This film is rated R. Patrons under 17 are required to have an accompanying parent or adult guardian with them. ID is required if you are by yourself.

In the galleries

On view through Sept. 19
Japanese scientist and artist Iwasaki Tsuneo (1917-2002) collapses distinctions between image, text, and thought with imagery representative of both scientific phenomena and Buddhist principles, to create a contemplative journey on the interconnectedness of the universe.
Happening this summer

Sumi-e Floral Ink Painting
Literally translating to “charcoal drawing” in Japanese, sumi-e is a form of Japanese ink painting brought from China in the 12th century. Students in this course will learn to grind their own ink using an ink stick and a grinding stone, and learn to hold and utilize brushes to create the primary
sumi-e brushstrokes.

Youth Calligraphy
Students will combine brush and ink into basic Japanese words, and learn to write their name, in this introductory workshop to Japanese calligraphy.

Joy of Carving
Participants will focus on the tactile exploration of wood as a creative medium, learning carving techniques to shape one’s work into functional art. This workshop covers everything from wood selection, the ramen spoon design, finishing oils, along with knife, blade, and carving methods.