Mission of JCD

Japan Cultural Development is a non-profit organization operated by volunteers who help promote friendship between local and Japanese communities through the demonstration of Japanese culture in Detroit, Michigan.

JCD’s Event 『HINAMATSURI 2020』 in March!!

Come and join us!!
Hinamatsuri Event 2020
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Tea-Time Theatre “The Tale of Princess Kaguya”

[Japan/2013 – directed by Isao Takahata]

Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her – but ultimately, she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime.

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Date: SUN, MAR, 1 2020
Time: 12:00 & 2:45 P.M.

“Special Exhibition at the University of Michigan Art MuseumUntil 1/26/2020

Japanese artist Mari Katayama (born 1987) features her own body in a provocative series of works combining photography, sculpture, and textile. This event will be held until January 26, 2020.
Plcae: University of Michigan Museum of Art
Date: 2019/10/12(Sat) – 2020/1/26(Sun)
Tue-Sat: 11:00am–5:00pm / Sun: 12:00pm–5:00pm

Past Events in DIA by JCD (Planned and Implemented)

HINAMATSURI -2019- [3/2,3/2019]
HINAMATSURI -2017- [3/4/2017]
HINAMATSURI -2018- [3/5/2018]

[11/4, 5/2017]

welcoming the Princess
[Past Events in DIA by JCD (Planned and Implemented)]
• Hina-Matsuri 2019 in March 2019
• Symposium of “Interconnections Through Arts and Culture: American Museums and US-Japan Relationships” welcoming Her Imperial Princess Akiko of Mikasa of Japan as a special lecturer in June 2018. Curation event with Historical Friendship Doll between the US and Japan.
• Hina-Matsuri 2018 in March 2018
• Japan Cultural Days featured Japan Gallery Opening in November 2017
• Hina-Matsuri 2017 in March 2017


JCD organized the Japan Cultural Days Event to celebrate DIA’s newly installed permanent Japan Gallery. The event was held for two days where more than 50 traditional and contemporary cultural masters in dances, art crafts, and martial arts performed and exhibited their work. There was special transportation arranged so that people in the suburbs could attend. The DIA received over 7,000 visitors for this event.

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