February Happenings at Morikami

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FEBRUARY HAPPENINGS at Morikami

Moon Over Morikami Gala,

Karesansui Raking Demonstration, and

Welcome to the Space Show Film Screening at

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

 

February workshops, classes, and demonstrations:

 

Saturday, February 1

Shibori Indigo (Workshop)

Time: 10am – 4pm
Cost: $50. Advance Registration Required.

The use of indigo dye, or aizome, has a long and cherished history in Japan. The deep blue colors for which Japanese textiles are celebrated come from the leaves of the tade ai, a plant introduced to Japan from China in the sixth century. Shibori, a Japanese technique of manual resist dyeing, is used to make patterns on fabrics. Participants will learn various dyeing techniques and make their very own shibori scarf to take home. For required materials or to register, visit morikami.org.

 

Saturday, February 1
Family Fun: Setsubun
Time: 12pm – 3pm
Cost: FREE for members or with paid museum admission. No Reservation Required.

Held every February, Setsubun welcomes the arrival of spring and brings good luck for the New Year. Make a felt sushi roll, an ehomaki, traditionally eaten during Setsubun.

 

Dates vary

Sado: Tea Ceremony (Class)
Time: Beginners – February 2, 16 or February 6, 20, 10:15am – 12:15pm
Intermediate – February 2, 16, 1pm – 4pm

Cost: $55 (Morikami Members $50). Advance Registration Required.

Expand upon your knowledge of Japanese tea ceremony in this hands-on class. Perform traditional Japanese tea ceremony, with its ever-evolving seasonal subtleties, in the authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of instructor Yoshiko Hardick. The tea ceremony changes from month to month and from season to season. Intermediate course requires approval by the instructor before registering. To register, visit morikami.org.

 

Tuesdays, February 4, 11, 18, 25

Ikebana Flower Arrangement: Ikenobo School (Class)
Time: Beginners – 11am – 1pm

Intermediate – 1pm – 3pm*

Cost: $80 (Morikami Members $70). Advance Registration Required.
*Intermediate courses are for students with prior experience or have taken at least three sessions of Ikebana classes.

Flower arranging, ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art form spanning centuries. Ikebana has various different schools of study, each with unique philosophies and aesthetics. Dating back to the 15th century, the Ikenobo School is the oldest and most traditional. Students in this course learn the basic principles and style of Ikenobo, creating fresh flower arrangements each week to take home and enjoy. For required materials or to register, visit morikami.org.

 

Wednesdays, February 5, 12, 19, 26

Ikebana Flower Arrangement: Sogetsu School (Class)

Time: 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Cost: $60 (Morikami Members $52.50). Advance Registration Required.

Ikebana, or flower arranging, is a traditional Japanese art form spanning centuries. Japanese flower arranging has various different schools of study, each with unique philosophies and aesthetics. The Sogetsu School is a contemporary school, which focuses on the creativity and individuality of ikebana. The idea is that ikebana can be done by anyone, anywhere, with almost anything. Students will learn the basics of Sogetsu and create pieces each week to take home and enjoy. For required materials or to register, visit morikami.org.

 

Thursdays, February 6, 13, 20, 27

Sumi-e Ink Painting (Floral style for Beginners) (Class)
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm

Cost: $60 (Morikami Members $55). Advance Registration Required.

Sumi-e is a form of Japanese ink painting brought from China in the 12th century. Primarily done in black ink, the name literally means, “charcoal drawing” in Japanese. Students 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. Floral and landscape classes will start with a review of the basic techniques before moving on to the main subject. For required materials or to register, visit morikami.org.

 

Fridays, February 7, 14, 21, 28

Sumi-e Ink Painting (Class)
Time: Floral – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Landscape – 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Cost: $60 (Morikami Members $55). Advance Registration Required.

Sumi-e is a form of Japanese ink painting brought from China in the 12th century. Primarily done in black ink, the name literally means, “charcoal drawing” in Japanese. Students 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. Floral and landscape classes will start with a review of the basic techniques before moving on to the main subject. For required materials or to register, visit morikami.org.

 

Saturday, February 8

Moon Over Morikami Gala

Time: 6:30pm

Spend an exceptional evening beneath the moon at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens where the night’s proceeds will benefit Morikami’s 4Es: Exhibitions, Expansion, Educational & Emotional Wellness programs. The evening will feature fabulous food, wine and sake, sampling of Japanese cuisine from Katsuya’s award winning Chef, Hiro Asano, dancing to the energetic music of Libido, Miami’s premier live band, show stopping items up for bid and opportunities for gazing at the “Supermoon” through the finest high-powered telescopes assisted by world renowned astronomer and celestial explorer Dr. Ata Sarajedini. For more information or to purchase a ticket or table, visit morikami.org.

 

Friday, February 14 – Sunday, February 16

Sherry Wang Trunk Show and Artist Meet-and-Greet

Meet local artist Sherry Wang and scoop up her unique jade creations during our Valentine’s Day Weekend Sale. Receive a special gift with $50 purchase. Offer valid in-store only.

 

Saturday, February 15
Sado: The Way of Tea (Demonstration)
Time: 12pm, 1:30pm or 3pm
Cost: $5 with paid museum admission. No Reservation Required.

Observe Japanese sadō, an ever-changing demonstration rich in seasonal subtleties. Your involvement in the true spirit of sadō — harmony (wa), reverence (kei), purity (sei), and tranquility (jaku) — along with a sip of warm matcha green tea and sweet candy, will bring a calm perspective into your busy life. No reservations necessary unless for a group of 10 or more – to reserve, please call (561) 233-1367.

 

Saturday, February 15

Furoshiki: The Art of Japanese Fabric Wrapping (Workshop)
Time: 10:30am – 12pm or 1:30pm – 3pm

Cost: $35. Advance Registration Required.

People have used furoshiki, a square reusable wrapping cloth, since the 16th century to wrap objects of various shapes and sizes. Participants will learn how to wrap a wine bottle, fruit, books, and even make a tote bag from a furoshiki to take home. For more information or to register, visit morikami.org.

 

Sundays, February 16, 23, March 1, 8, 15

The Art of Bonsai (Class)
Time: Beginners – 1pm – 4pm

Intermediate – 9am – 12pm
Cost: $91 (Morikami Members $81). Advance Registration Required.
Bonsai means “a tree in a tray.” The art of bonsai creates the illusion of age and maturity of a tree, which has developed and sustained the effects of nature for many years. Students of bonsai learn to artfully trim and train a tree in a container. For a list of required materials or to register, visit morikami.org.

 

Wednesdays, February 19, 26, March 4, 11, 18
Japanese Traditional Music: Koto (Intermediate) (Class)
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm
Cost: $155 (Morikami Members $150). Advance Registration Required.

The koto is a traditional Japanese stringed instrument first introduced to Japan from China in the 7th-8th centuries. Learn about the history, culture and techniques in how to play this exquisite instrument in this five-week course. Instruments will be provided for participants to use in the class. This class is for students with experience in koto. To register, visit morikami.org.

 

Saturday, February 22
Karesansui: Raking Demonstration (Demonstration)
Time: 10:30am
Cost: FREE with paid museum admission. No Reservation Required.

Karesansui, or dry landscape garden, is founded on Zen ideology using carefully composed rock arrangements and gravel or sand.  A karesansui is carefully raked to represent characteristics of water such as currents and waves while boulder arrangements may be interpreted as islands. Learn about our Late Rock Garden and observe how the raking can be a practice in mindfulness and meditation.

 

Saturday, February 22 & March 7

Nihongo Intensive II (Workshop)
Time: 1pm – 5pm

Cost: $100. Advance Registration Required.

This intensive two-day workshop covers Units 2 and 3 of the required textbook and continues with hiragana reading and writing. The prerequisite for this course is Nihongo Intensive I Workshop or the Nihongo Level I Part 1 Class. Students who complete this workshop may go on to the Nihongo Level I Part 3 Class. For required materials or to register, visit morikami.org.

Welcome to the Space Show.

Sunday, February 23
Film Screening: Welcome to the Space Show by Kōji Masunari & Masaaki Yuasa

(136 min., 2010, Not Rated)

Sponsored by The Rubens Family Foundation
Time: 11am (Dubbed in English); 2pm (In Japanese, subtitled in English)

Cost: $5 with paid museum admission (Free for children ages 3 and under).

With an intergalactic cast of thousands, Kōji Masunari’s colorfully explosive debut feature sets a new high for visual spectacle and sheer inventiveness of character design – in what has to be one of the most gleefully surreal depictions of alien life forms ever portrayed in cinema. It seems like just another lazy summer is in store for Amane and her older cousin Natsuki. Lolling about the Japanese countryside, the days are blithe and boundless. But boredom quickly vanishes when they find an injured dog in the woods and bring him back to the cabin – only to discover that he is not a dog at all, but Pochi, an alien botanist sent to Earth to track down a rare and powerful plant called Zughaan (better known to Earthlings as wasabi root). Before long, Pochi has whisked the kids away to a space colony on the dark side of the moon, an interstellar melting pot where we experience a non-stop parade of humorous alien creatures, jellyfish spaceships, dragon trains, and a theme song from UK pop anomaly Susan Boyle. The plot twists come fast and furious, and with such a glorious barrage of color and invention washing across the screen, you just want to hit pause and gawk at the wonder of what you are seeing.

Saturdays, February 29, March 7, 14, 21, 28
Japanese Traditional Music: Koto (Beginner) (Class)
Time: Beginner Level I – 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Beginner Level II – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Cost: $155 (Morikami Members $150). Advance Registration Required.

The koto is a traditional Japanese stringed instrument first introduced to Japan from China in the 7th-8th centuries. Learn about the history, culture and techniques in how to play this exquisite instrument in this five-week course. Instruments will be provided for participants to use in the class. To register, visit morikami.org.

 

Saturday, February 29

Guest Artist Workshop: Paper-cutting with Hiromi Moneyhun – Uchiwa Fan (Workshop)

Sponsored by the Batchelor Foundation and Residence Inn Boca Raton by Marriott

Time: 10am – 12:30pm or 1:30pm – 4pm
Cost: $60. Advance Registration Required.

Join guest artist Hiromi Moneyhun to create a unique piece of kirie (paper cut) artwork. Be introduced to her intricate style and her inspiration to create her whimsical and bold artwork. Learn special cutting techniques and get the chance to create your own paper cut artwork to take home. A kyo uchiwa is a type of traditional Japanese paddle fan from Kyoto. The designs that appear in a kyo uchiwa are traditional Japanese scenery, plants, and changing seasons. In this workshop, create a Florida-inspired kyo uchiwa of your own. For required materials or to register, visit morikami.org.

 

About Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens has been a center for Japanese art and culture in South Florida since opening in 1977. Morikami invites guests to discover its South Florida’s history, connection with Japan, and explore a series of six diverse gardens, each inspired by a different historical period and style of Japanese gardening. Visitors experience traditional and contemporary Japanese culture through engaging exhibits, varied educational programs and seasonal events, a world-class bonsai display, Pan-Asian cuisine, and a distinctive museum store. The Morikami Museum is fully accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

 

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