April Highlights

April 2006 Highlights

Japanese Art: Selections from The Morikami's Collection
April 1 – 30, 2006

Sunset Sushi & Sail
Take advantage of the first Friday of daylight saving and join this exclusive private charter cruise on the Intercoastal with Taishi, The Morikami's young professionals (20s-40s). We'll board the Capt. John & Son II at Veterans Park in Delray Beach .  Indulge in great sushi and a complimentary drink while you watch a magical South Florida sunset.  Sway to the music of our DJ, Kristian Caro, and enjoy a chance to win great raffle prizes.   Boat boards at 6:00 pm , departs at 6:30 pm and returns at 8:30 pm .

Sushi Making Workshop
April 8, 2006
Take a lesson in a hands-on workshop and learn how to make sushi, discover cultural information about sushi and, of course, enjoy eating the sushi. Enrollment is limited for this workshop; advance class payment required. Cost is $55.00.  To enroll by telephone, or for more information call 561-495-0233 x210.

Family Fun Program – Morikami Creations: Kirigami (Paper cutting)
April 8, 2006, Noon - 3pm.
Free with Museum Admission

Children's Day Kodomo-no-hi
Sunday, April 23, 2006, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Patterned after Japan's national holiday, Kodomo-no-hi, The Morikami's Children's Day celebration is a fun filled day for the entire family.  The day includes hands-on activities, kite flying, field games, "Climbing Mt. Fuji", a bungee trampoline attraction and a chalk art area.  Indoor and outdoor stages will feature Taiko drumming performances and workshops by Fushu Daiko and Matsuriza Jr. as well as koto and dance performances designed to delight all ages.  American and Asian food will be available.
For more information, please call (561) 495-0233.
Admission:  $5 for all ages.  Museum members and children 3 and under admitted FREE

Allen Say Discusses Kamishibai Man
Saturday, April 29, 2006 at 1:30pm
Author, illustrator and Caldecott Medalist Allen Say will speak at The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens on Saturday April 29, 2006 at 1:30 pm. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Mr. Say will discuss the inspirations for his newest book, Kamishibai Man (Houghton Mifflin: October 2005). Kamishibai, or paper theater flourished in the pre-television years as a uniquely Japanese story telling art form.  Highly praised for their luminous watercolors and touching, poetic text, Mr. Say's books offer a special and personal glimpse into his own journey through life.
Tickets price includes museum admission. Tickets are $5.00 for members, $7.00 for non-members. Tickets must be purchased in advance - call 561-495-0233 extension 235.