June at the Morikami

Ghosts, Origami, Sushi and Stroll! Delray Beach, Fla. – It’s always the perfect time of year to visit the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, especially this summer! Experience a beautiful South Florida sunset during the Sushi and Stroll Summer Walk Series, enjoy a special Japanese family-fun origami workshop, or cool down inside the mystical exhibit: Ghosts, Goblins, and Gods: The Supernatural in Japanese Art. Check out what the rest of the month has to offer below. Friday, June 8, 2012 Sushi & Stroll Summer Walk Series Time: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Cost: $7 adults, $5 children. (Members and children 3 and under are free); $2 for taiko performance (optional) Summer nights in South Florida are something special, especially when they are augmented with taiko drums and a cultural backdrop that can’t be beat! Add a cold drink, a breathtaking sunset and a walking path through a tranquil garden, and you’ve got Sushi & Stroll Summer Walks! Stroll the gardens at your own pace and take advantage of the self-guided audio tour. Excite your palate with something delicious from the Cornell Café, indulge in some shopping at the Museum Store or tantalize your senses with a drumming performance by Fushu Daiko. Sunday, June 10, 2012 Sado-Omote Senke Tea Ceremony Class Time: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Individual appointments begin at 10:15 a.m.) Cost: $45 (Members $40). Advance registration required. Please contact 561-495- 0233, ext. 210, or email mmtours@pbcgov.org. Location: Seishin-an Tea House The class affords a unique opportunity to study the traditional art of sado, The Way of Tea. Attending a Tea Ceremony Workshop (offered in November, January and March) is required for those who have never taken a Tea Ceremony Class, but wish to start studying sado. Saturday, June 16, 2012 Demonstrations of Sado, the Way of Tea Time: 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. & 3 p.m. Cost: $5 (with paid museum admission). Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more. Please call 561-495-0233, ext. 210. Location: Seishin-an Tea House Experience sado in the tranquil setting of the Seishinan, the Morikami’s authentic tea house. Observe Japanese sado by the Omote Senke tea group, an ever-changing tea ceremony demonstration rich in seasonal subtleties. Involvement in the true spirit of sado harmony (wa), reverence (kei), purity (sei) and tranquility (jaku), along with a sip of green tea and a sweet, will help bring a calm perspective into one’s busy life. Saturday, June 23, 2012 Family Fun Workshop Series: Origami Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or 1 – 2 p.m. Cost: $10 (With paid admission to the museum. Must register with one parent/ guardian and child. Each additional child/ parent $5.) Advance registration required. Turn a flat piece of paper into three dimensional art! Learn the art of Japanese paper folding and have fun creating several unique pieces. * For more information, including materials needed for class, visit www.morikami.org.