Morikami’s gardens are named Roji-en: Garden of the Drops of Dew, was designed to be a living exhibit as an extension of the museum. It has six distinct gardens that are inspired by significant gardens of Japan.
Designer Hoichi Kurisu has created a unique garden conceived and constructed in the spirit of the masters. His statement is as follows:
Immersed in society’s materialism, increasingly boxed into a systematized world, we have become immune to a simpler, more natural way of living and thinking. It is difficult if not impossible under such circumstances to experience and know reality. Despite our accomplishments and possessions, our deeper desires often remain unfulfilled. We find ourselves preoccupied with modern society’s demands, drawing us away from cultivating a more fundamental relationship with Life.