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Enter a unique world of Japanese gardens and art without having to travel all of the way to Japan. Nestled in Northern Boca Raton is the Morikami Museum and Japanese Garden.

Morikami has a rich history dating back to over a century. In 1904, Jo Sakai, a young graduate of New York University, returned to his homeland of Miyazu, Japan, to organize a group of pioneering farmers and return to what is now northern Boca Raton to start a garden. With the help of the Model Land Company, a subsidiary of Henry Flagler’s East Coast Railroad, they formed a farming colony they named Yamato, an ancient name for Japan. Their crops and gardens were intended to revolutionize Floridian agriculture, but after a series of events the Japanese families eventually returned home.…
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