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Morikami Museum Rings in the Spring Season with Hatsume Fair

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Morikami Museum Rings in the Spring Season with Hatsume Fair

Time: April 21, 2018 at 10am to April 22, 2018 at 5pm
Location: Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
Street: 4000 Morikami Park Road
City/Town: Delray Beach
Website or Map: https://morikami.org/cultural…
Event Type: hatsume, fair
Latest Activity: Apr 19, 2018

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Event Description

Spring officially arrives when flowers bloom and cosmic cosplayers take over the Hatsume Fair on April 21-22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m, at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens.

 

The museum’s largest annual festival, the Hatsume Fair will transform tranquil Morikami Park into a breathtaking Japanese spectacle of sights, sounds, and style! Guests will enjoy two stages of exciting entertainment, as well as artisan, craft and plant vendors, specialty sake and beer selections, and Japanese street fare food. The weekend’s activities include martial arts, taiko performances, cosplay costume contests, and a high-octane, Japanese streetwear fashion show.

 

Hatsume Fair hotspots include:      

 

Taiko Stage

Experience the roar of taiko at performances by South Florida’s premier taiko drumming groups: Ronin Taiko and Fushu Daiko. Catch Ronin Taiko on Saturday, and Fushu Daiko on Sunday. Also, don’t miss the costume contest (Saturday) and fashion show (Sunday) on the Taiko stage.

 

Martial Arts Stage

The Martial Arts Stage (located in the Morikami Theater) will feature martial arts demonstrations from a wide variety of ancient disciplines. These demonstrations will give you an introduction to a variety of styles and showcase local students of all ages.

 

Anime Arena

Enjoy a variety of anime offerings, shop an array of anime vendors and dealers, take a picture with your favorite anime characters and superheroes, and strut your stuff at the costume contests and fashion show walk-offs on the Taiko Stage.

 

Festival Marketplace

Shop dozens of artisan, craft and plant vendors on festival grounds and Morikami’s distinctive Museum Store (including the Sweet Shop) located inside the museum building.

 

Kids’ Zone @ Hatsume

Check out our festival activities area for games, Japanese crafts, and more for the whole family.

 

Tickets are:

Adult One Day Pass (ages 11+) – $12

Adult Weekend Pass (ages 11+) – $17

Child One Day Pass (ages 4-10) – $6

Child Weekend Pass (ages 4-10) – $11

Morikami members and children ages 3 and under – Free

At-Gate Adult One Day Pass (ages 11+) - $15

At-Gate Adult One Day Pass (ages 4-10) - $10

 

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit morikami.org/event/hatsume-fair/.

 

About Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

Celebrating its 40th Anniversary in 2017, Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens has been a center for Japanese art and culture in South Florida since opening in 1977. Morikami invites guests to discover South Florida’s history and its connection with Japan, and explore a series of six diverse gardens, each inspired by a different historical period and style of Japanese gardening. Visitors experience traditional and contemporary Japanese culture through engaging exhibits, varied educational programs and seasonal events, a world-class bonsai display, Pan-Asian cuisine, and a distinctive Museum Store. The Morikami Museum is fully accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

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