The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

4000 Morikami Park Rd, Delray Beach, FL 33446, Stati Uniti

Simona Bertolaso

Delray Beach

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Arte, Teatri e Musei
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Inglese
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Food, Tickets, Equiphment

Description

The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is a center for Japanese arts and culture located west of Delray Beach in Palm Beach County.The campus includes two museum buildings, the Roji-en Japanese Gardens:
The garden was renovated and expanded in 2001. There are 6 gardens, each inspired by a different historical period and type of Japanese garden from the eighth to the twentieth century.The park and museum are named after George Morikami, a native of Miyazu, Japan, who donated his farm to Palm Beach County to be used as a park.George Morikami was the only member of the Yamato Colony, Florida to stay in Delray Beach after World War II. He originally proposed donating the land to the City of Delray Beach which declined.The Museum was opened in 1977, in a building that is now named the Yamato-kan. The principal museum building opened in 1993. Construction of the Roji-en gardens began in 1993.
The Morikami Park, which includes the museum, is 188.5 acres (76.3 ha).

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