Museum

Yamato-kan



The Morikami’s original museum, the Yamato-kan, houses two permanent exhibitions. The Yamato Colony: Pioneering Japanese in Florida presents the history of this daring agriculture experiment that brought George Morikami to the Sunshine State. Japan Through the Eyes of a Child transports young visitors to Japan, allowing them to step into the world of Japanese culture.


Inside Yamato-kan

The Yamato Colony: Pioneering Japanese in Florida
Why do we find the name here in Palm Beach County? It was here that a group of young Japanese farmers created a community intended to revolutionize agriculture in the Sunshine State.

Japan Through the Eyes of a Child
Elementary school-aged children, along with their families and classmates, can step into Japanese culture and experience it first-hand in this exhibition designed especially for them. Four Japanese neighborhoods transport you from Florida to far-off Japan.