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Visit Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
The museum’s galleries play host to several exhibitions of Japanese art and artifacts throughout the year. Featuring different aspects of Japan’s rich and diverse culture, exhibitions showcase items from the museum’s outstanding collection, as well as pieces borrowed from private collectors and other institutions.
Morikami’s original museum, the Yamato-kan, houses two permanent exhibitions. The Yamato Colony: Pioneering Japanese in Florida presents the history of this daring agriculture experiment that brought George Morikami to the Sunshine State. Japan Through the Eyes of a Child transports visitors to Japan, allowing them to step into the world of Japanese culture.
In addition to the galleries and exhibits, the museum’s (non-lending) Donald B. Gordon Research Library houses 7,000 volumes on all topics Japanese.