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.

Big Event to deliver “Spring” 『Hina-Matsuri 2019』



Hinamatsuri 2019: IMAGINE JAPAN by JCD was held in the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) on March 2nd and March 3rd. More than 5,200 people visited the DIA during this weekend with more than 8,000 individual visits to the various programs presented in 5 venues of the DIA.

Though the event was held in the middle of winter, this JCD Hinmatsuri delivered a hint of spring to the large number of guests who visited and experienced Japanese culture programs from the traditional to contemporary, with participation of professionals, masters and volunteers.

JCD acknowledges all the support from the event sponsors; the Consul General of Japan in Detroit, DIA and the Japan Business Society of Detroit and the many volunteers who made this event very successful.

*Click on program image to see detailed information in PDF.
*The official video of Hinamatsuri 2019

Past Events in DIA by JCD (Planned and Implemented)


[11/4, 5/2017]

welcoming the Princess
[Past Events in DIA by JCD (Planned and Implemented)]

• Hina-Matsuri 2017 in March 2017
• Japan Cultural Days featured Japan Gallery Opening in November 2017
• Hina-Matsuri 2018 in March 2018
• 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.


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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