Welcome to the Clark Center for
Japanese Art and Culture


Sep. 5, 2014
Clark Center will close in summer 2015

Calendar of Events:

Sep. 2 – Dec. 6, 2014
33 Dances: Japanese Calligraphy from the 16th to the 19th Century

This exhibition was organized under the auspices of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Saturday, Sep. 6, 2014, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Demonstration and Experience of Sado: The Way of Tea
Participate in Bonryaku Temae, a simple way of preparing Japanese green tea on a tray, and enjoy tea and sweets at the studio in our Bonsai Garden. Dr. Tomoko Kozasa, tea master of the Urasenke School and Japanese Minor Coordinator at CSU Fresno, will explain a simplified method of aesthetic practice and demonstrate how to enjoy matcha (powdered green tea) as a calm perspective in your daily life.

Free with paid admission to the museum ($5 for adult). Limited to 10 persons/ session.
No reservation necessary.

This event is supported by The Bertha and John Garabedian Charitable Foundation.

Sunday, October 5, 2014, 2 pm
Odyssey of Ikenobo Ikebana
Demonstration of Japanese Flower Arrangement
Nobu Kurashige, Professor of Ikenobo Ikebana and Managing Director of the Ikenobo Ikebana Society of America, will present the beauty of Japanese flower arrangements at the Clark Center. Learn the history of ikebana and observe her demonstration. Since 1986 Ms. Kurashige has lectured and demonstrated ikebana in more than 50 countries, often at the request of the Japanese government and the headquarters of the Ikenobo School. Her goal is to promote friendship and goodwill amongst all people through ikebana.

Reservation required. Tickets for non-members $10.

This event is supported by The Bertha and John Garabedian Charitable Foundation.

Thursday and Friday, Nov. 27 - 28, 2014
Clark Center closed for Thanksgiving

Dec. 9, 2014 - Jan. 31, 2015
Clark Center closed to the public


The Clark Center is proud to announce a new 96-page catalogue, Modern Twist: Contemporary Japanese Bamboo Art, that accompanies the nation-wide exhibition tour.

The Clark Center is proud to announce the 192-page publication Kamisaka Sekka: Rinpa Traditionalist, Modern Designer that reproduces Kamisaka Sekka’s most celebrated books from the collection of the Clark Center (San Francisco: Pomegranate, 2012).


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Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday 12:30–5 pm. Closed on national holidays and during the month of July, August, December and January.
General admission: $5 for adults, $3 for students with valid ID. Children 12 and under free. Some exhibitions with surcharge.
Weekly docent tours are held Saturdays at 1 pm.
(559) 582-4915.