Morikami Monthly – May 2023

Witness to Wartime

Member Preview Day: Friday, May 5th – Open to the Public May 6th

Step back in time and witness a crucial chapter of American history through the eyes of Takuichi Fujii – an artist and witness to the WWII Japanese internment camps. Fujii’s remarkable visual record of his experiences sheds light on events that many Americans did not experience, offering a unique and powerful perspective that still holds valuable lessons today.

Speaker Series: Takuichi Fujii – The Artist and the Person
Join us for our FREE lecture on Friday, May 5th at 1:00pm featuring Curator Dr. Barbara Johns and Art Historian Dr. Sandy Kita. This educational event will offer valuable context for the artwork on display and delve into the historical aspects of the Japanese internment.

Mother’s Day Specials
Museum Store – Free Gift With $50 Purchase

Membership Special May 13 – May 14
Buy, Gift, or Renew an annual Membership and get one month free. Purchase in person for a free Morikami Tote Bag.
Upcoming Events

Koto Demonstration
Saturday, May 13, 2023

Experience the enchanting sounds of the Japanese koto in a captivating demonstration by instructor Yoshiko Carlton and her advanced level students. Let the delicate melodies and intricate rhythms transport you to a world of traditional Japanese music and culture.

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

The Way of Tea:
Sado Demonstration
Saturday, May 27, 2023

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

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

Youth Summer Music and Culture Camp

June 26 – June 30, 2023
Give your child the chance to participate in immersive activities that provide hands-on lessons on the koto and taiko drums while learning about Japanese culture, history, and arts. Through this unique and engaging experience, your child will expand their horizons and develop valuable new skills, all while having a great time.

For kids Ages 8 – 17