The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is a center for Japanese arts and culture located in Delray Beach, Florida. The gardens are open to the public Tuesday through Sunday where guests can take a leisurely stroll around different serene and immaculately kept gardens.
Morikami’s gardens, named Roji-en: Garden of the Drops of Dew, were designed to be a living exhibit complementing the museum. Here in Roji-en, designer Hoichi Kurisu sought to create a garden complex for the new millennium. Its six distinct gardens are inspired by, but are not replicas of, famous gardens of Japan. Kurisu has created a unique garden conceived and constructed in the spirit of the masters.
In addition, 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.
The gallery below features some of my favorite spots during a recent stroll in the gardens. You can click on any of the photos to view the slideshow of the picture gallery.