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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.

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San’Yutei Ponta (Rakugo-ka) Brings Laughter to Michigan

San’Yutei Ponta (Rakugo-ka) Brings Laughter to Michigan >>> For more details, click image to latest news page. <<<
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Rakugo: Traditional Japanese Storytelling with San’yūtei Ponta

After the Hinamatsuri 2024

One year has passed since last year’s Hinamatsuri “Return to the DIA,” and this year marks the 10th anniversary of the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA)’s revitalization, so we held a Hinamatsuri entitled “For Re-Birth of DIA.” It was held.

The event was held on March 3rd, with good weather and a large number of visitors. Families were seen enjoying making things at three popular workshop venues: “Ikebana”, “Strawberry Daifuku”, and “Papermaking”.

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Past Events 2017-2020 in DIA by JCD

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[Past Events 2017-2019 in DIA by JCD (Planned and Implemented)]

• Hina-Matsuri 2020 in March 2020
• 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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