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.

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Announcement of Cancelled Event [Hinamatsuri 2021]

An annual DIA event, Hinamatsuri scheduled in March, 2021, is cancelled due to the situation of COVID-19. We are sorry for the lost of lives and damages to the society happened recently. We truly wish people will be healed sooner.

And we hope 2022 will be a comeback year of Hinamatsuri to the venue of DIA. So please stay safe and healthy. See you then!!

Announcement of Cancelled Event [Hinamatsuri 2021]
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Hina Matsuri 2020 looking back on video.

image of Hina Matsuri 2020 at DIA

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.

Hinamatsuri 2020 “Spring starts here” HINAMATSURI -2020-
welcoming the Princess

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

[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


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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