Mission of JCDJapan 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.
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2021The DIA invites you to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month from home with online programs including music, dance, film, art talks, puppets and more. Professional and community cultural groups showcase a blend of traditional and contemporary artistry across several Asian cultures —including Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Filipino, Mongolian, Taiwanese, Thai and Vietnamese— which promise engaging experiences filled with tradition. …read more.
Hina Matsuri 2020 looking back on video.
As we look back just a month ago, this Hinamatsuri event on March 1st, 2020 seems to be a dream. Please look at all the smiles in this video. How lucky we were to have you in DIA!
We hope people will be encouraged to stay strong and alive under this terrible COVID-19 situation.
Past Events 2017-2019 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
GALLERYJCD 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.
*Some of the phots on this web site are given by the courtesy of Japan News Club, DIA and Japan Cultural News.