Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

The Morikami Museum in Delray Beach, Florida, celebrates the hard work and dedication of Japanese immigrants who came to the region in the early 1900s in order to farm the land, and encourages the study of Japanese culture and customs. The museum opened its doors in 1977, after the land where it exists was bequeathed [...]

Tea ceremony at the Morikami Museum

We attended a formal tea ceremony, a sado, at the Morikami Museum's Seishi-an Tea House, in Delray Beach (Florida, USA). A Japanese tea ceremony involves the ceremonial preparation and presentation of matcha (powdered green tea) to an honored guest, and is governed by four words: harmony (wa), reverence (kei), purity (sei), and tranquility (jaku). This [...]