Local Spotlight: Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
Nestled within the embrace of natural beauty, the Morikami Museum and Japanese
Gardens emerges as a serene haven where art, culture, and nature intertwine
harmoniously. At its core, the museum boasts a rotating array of exhibitions that offer a
window into Japan's vibrant heritage. From traditional tea ceremonies that honor
centuries-old customs, to contemporary art installations that bridge the gap between
history and modernity, Morikami's exhibitions celebrate the rich tapestry of Japanese
The location of Morikami in Delray Beach is particularly appealing for residents of The
Polo Club as it is situated practically in its backyard. The museum's presence is a
remarkable convenience allowing for easy access to a world of artistic enrichment and
cultural exploration, enhancing the lifestyle of those who call The Polo Club home.
In addition to its artistic treasures and 16 acres of beautiful gardens, the Morikami
experience extends beyond exhibitions and cuisine by embracing the spirit of celebration
through its vibrant special events. The museum comes alive during these events, which
pulse with the energy of traditional music, dance, and vibrant attire. They offer a firsthand
experience of Japan's spirit and cultural traditions, creating moments of connection and
Morikami also offers an array of classes that invite visitors to
become active participants in the beauty of Japanese arts. Whether mastering the art of
Ikebana, the delicate practice of flower arranging, or exploring the world of origami, these
classes provide an immersive education in Japan's artistic traditions. Through these
hands-on experiences, visitors not only gain new skills but also cultivate a deeper
appreciation for the meticulous craftsmanship that defines Japanese culture.
A highlight of upcoming events at Morikami:
- Koto Workshop – Saturday, September 16th
- Sado: Tea Ceremony Workshop – Saturday, September 16th
- Family Fun Day: ‘Respect for the Aged Day’ Card – Sunday, September 17th
- Sunset Stroll – Thursday, September 21st
- Indigo Katazome (2-Day) Workshop – Saturday, September 23rd & Sunday, September 24th
- The Way of the Tea: ado Demonstration – Saturday, October 14th
For a full list of events, please click here to view the Morikami event calendar.
Overall, the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens encapsulate the essence of Japan's cultural legacy. As one steps into this oasis they embark on a transformative journey that celebrates the boundless beauty of Japan right here in South Florida. We encourage all Polo Club residents to embrace the museum's treasures right outside their doorstep.