Hop on the bus with fellow Big Readers for a trip to Delray Beach and a day of learning about Japanese culture and the history of the 100-year-old connection between Japan and South Florida, including an event related to the subject of this yearâ€™s Big Read title, When The Emperor Was Divine. In May of 1942, during World War II, farmland in the Yamato area still owned by Japanese settlers was confiscated by the U. S. government for a military installation.
Take a guided tour and experience the splendor of the Morikamiâ€™s six distinct gardens and the museum that complements them. The gardens, named Roji-en: Garden of the Drops of Dew, were designed to be a living exhibit with abundant viewpoints that give you a chance to stop and enjoy your surroundings. The museumâ€™s galleries play host to several exhibitions of Japanese art and artifacts throughout the year featuring different aspects of Japanâ€™s rich and diverse culture.
The Center will rent a motorcoach to provide FREE transportation, and will subsidize admission to the Morikami. All participants will receive a free copy of When the Emperor Was Divine.Â Museum entry is $8 (Regular price of museum entry $15) Space is limited to 38 people on a first-come, first-served basis.Â Meet at MDC Wolfson Campus at 9:00 a.m. Bus leaves at 9:30 a.m.Â For more information, please call 305-237-3258. @morikamimuseum