(PRESS RELEASE)_Delray Beach, FL – Encapsulating love and a lifetime affection for dad in a Father's Day present can be a daunting task. Thankfully, the Museum Store at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is brimming with one-of-a-kind gifts that pops is sure to prize even if he has already received the best gift ever — you.
Take your chichi's ("father" in Japanese) taste buds, and his green thumb, to the Land of the Rising Sun. With these Japanese Herb Seed Kits ($12), growing delicious, edible herbs at home is simple and adds piquancy to every meal. Stocked with seedlings, potting mix, and gardening instructions. Each kit arrives in sealed, plastic-lined paper bags to preserve freshness. Selections include Hawk Claw, Shiso, and Wasabina.
Bump up pater’s bar cart game with a bottle of good sake and dapper drinking essentials. Featuring a calligraphed flask, or tokkuri, and four ceramic cups called o-choko, this elegant, handcrafted Japanese Saki Set ($45) will impress guests when it’s time to say, “Kampai!”
Raking was a common practice Buddhist monks used to achieve mindfulness and serenity. With a Tabletop Zen Garden ($35), dad, too, can enjoy the calming effects of raking and create delicate patterns using sand and rocks. Additional features include an 11”x7” wooden tray, a garden rake, and meditation book.
Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is located at 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach. For more information, call (561) 495-0233 or visit morikami.org.
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