IN THE SPIRIT OF OBON
SATURDAY | OCTOBER 15 | 3 â€“ 8PM #lanternfest16
LANTERN FESTIVAL? Enjoy Japanese folk-dancing, taiko drumming, our Ennichi street fair, and iconic lantern floating ceremony during a fall festival in the Spirit of Obon â€“ Japanâ€™s summer homage to ancestors who return for a brief visit to the living.
entertainment @ LANTERN FESTIVAL
MATSURI STAGE Japanese Folk-Dancing
3:45 | 7:00
4:15 | 5:15 | 6:15 Tsugaru Shamisen
5:00 | 6:00
MORIKAMI LAKE Lantern Floating
SHOP Browse craft, plant, and tea vendors on festival grounds and head inside to visit the Museum Store Sweet Shop! EAT Chow down on Japanese street fair favorites from festival food vendors and the Cornell CafĂŠ and grab a drink from the Kirin Beer Garden or Sake Station. EXPLORE Join us for Japanese Gardens 101 â€“ get an introduction and an inside look into one of the six historic gardens of Roji-en. Meets in the museum lobby at 4:00pm and 6:00pm!
PLAY Try your hand at Japanese festival games, crafts and activities!
*All games are free to play with the exception of Fish Scoop ($1). Cash and tickets are accepted.
GUIDING LIGHTS Create your own Guiding Light ($5 each, while supplies last) to remember all the fun you’ve had at Lantern Festival! Use these fun light-up paper lanterns to guide you once the sun sets tonight! LANTERN T-SHIRTS & KIMONO CENTRAL Pick up your exclusive Lantern Festival ’16 tee by the Fine Print Shoppe and don't miss Kimono Central! (location on map) LANTERNS & TANZAKU Purchase and build a floating lantern ($12 each while supplies last) or a tanzaku slip ($1 each) in memory of a loved one, and see them float across Morikami Lake at the end of the evening.
Shaded area is closed after 7:30pm for lantern floating and fireworks.
N Yamato Island Morikami Lake
Check out the Museum Store Sweet Shop!
Get your commemorative T-shirt at the Fine Print Shoppe and don't miss Kimono Central!
EVENT MAP LEGEND
Festival Entry and Member & Guest Relations
Festival Photo Op
Beer & Sake
First Aid Tent
Build Your Own Guiding Light
Floating Lantern Sales
2016 LANTERN FESTIVAL
Food & Beverage Tickets Japanese Food Market
Japanese Gardens 101 Matsuri Stage Restrooms
GALLERIES & TEA ROOM ARE CLOSED In order to protect the integrity of the artwork and artifacts, the galleries and tea room are closed during today’s event. Thank you for your understanding as we do our best to protect our much-loved exhibits from humidity and temperature extremes.
ON YAMATO ISLAND Explore Morikami’s premier bonsai collection and the exhibitions Japan Through the Eyes of a Child and The Yamato Colony: Pioneering Japanese in Florida.
food and drink
1 TICKET = $1
@ LANTERN FESTIVAL
how to purchase
YOUR FOOD & BEVERAGE – IT’S EASY!
STREET FAIR FLAVORS TICKETS
PURCHASE the food and beverage tickets
ONLY TICKETS ACCEPTED
Enjoy Japanese street fair staples like okonomiyaki, takoyaki, and dango!
SELECT your desired menu item(s).
japanese food market
needed for your item of choice at one of the food and beverage ticket stations on site. Ticket stations accept both cash and credit cards and ATMs are located on festival grounds.* Remember, one ticket equals one dollar. Tickets are nonrefundable, but you can drop leftover tickets in the donation box at each ticket tent to support our education programs!
USE your tickets to purchase your item of choice from our festival food vendors, Kirin Beer Garden, Sake Station or Cornell Café**, and enjoy!
(Japanese “pizza” – bacon and mushroom OR shrimp and cream cheese, with a variety of Japanese garnishes and savory sauces)
(fried noodles with vegetables and a sweet/ savory okafuku sauce)
(mochi rice treat drizzled with savory sauce)
(rice with mushrooms) *See map for exact location of food and beverage ticket tents and ATMs. **PLEASE NOTE: The Cornell Café is no longer accepting credit cards during festivals. There is an ATM located in the proximity of the restaurant for your convenience.
Egg Rolls (2)
Sesame Balls (5)
Shrimp Tempura Roll
Kabocha Korokke (2)
Spicy Tuna Roll
Coconut Shrimp (6)
BENTO BOXES served with rice, string beans and two dumplings
Teriyaki Chicken Teriyaki Salmon Crispy Pork Vegetarian
DESSERTS Ice Cream
Mochi Ice Cream (3)
Lemonade Beer, Plum Wine & Sake
3 or 5
4 or 5
4 or 7 5
KIRIN BEER GARDEN TICKETS
Draft Kirin Ichiban (16oz)
Bottle Kirin Ichiban & Kirin Light (12oz)
BEVERAGES Soft Drinks, Water & Tea
4 or 5
4 Water (20oz)
*These items are made to order. Please account for cooking time.
(grilled chicken with curry marinade)
Chicken and Steak Teriyaki
CASH & TICKETS ACCEPTED A LA CARTE
Garlic Curry Yakitori
2 or 5
(fried octopus poppers with Japanese garnish, and a savory sauce)
2–3 2 5 – 12
Assorted Sake Sake Flight
(Three 2oz pours)
6 – 14 10
Alcoholic beverage sales will end at 7:45.
Tickets are non-refundable. Unused tickets can be donated back at each ticket tent to support the museum’s education programs.
IN THE SPIRIT
THE MORIKAMI FAMILY! Visit Member & Guest Relations to join or renew your membership and receive one extra month and a free gift! Morikami membership entitles you to a variety of benefits including FREE unlimited admission to the museum and gardens year-round, FREE and fast-track admission to Oshogatsu and Hatsume, discounted admission for Lantern Festival 2017, and so much more.
T OF OBON WITH US!
Share your Lantern Festival pics with #lanternfest16 and keep in touch with us all year â€˜round!
YOUR CALENDAR! 2017 Morikami Festivals and Sushi & Stroll Evenings
OSHOGATSU Sunday, January 8
HATSUME Saturday, April 1 & Sunday, April 2
SUSHI & STROLL Friday, May 12, June 9, July 14, August 11, & September 8
Published on Oct 4, 2016
Morikami’s most popular event, each autumn during Lantern Festival we offer our own take on Obon, Japan’s summer homage to ancestors who ret...