Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2021

Jcden/ May 17, 2021/ PRESS

The 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

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Announcement of Cancelled Event [Hinamatsuri 2021]

Jcden/ January 23, 2021/ OTHERS, PRESS

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

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Hina Matsuri 2020 looking back on video.

Jcden/ April 7, 2020/ GALLERY

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” ended with a great success!!

Jcden/ March 23, 2020/ GALLERY

Hinamatsuri 2020 “Spring starts here” ended with a great success. We hosted 3185 visitors to DIA on the day which is the largest Hinamatsuri crowds per day in history. The day turned be a sunny and warmer day which helped visitors coming to DIA to enjoy this event. Thank you for coming and big thanks to all performers, volunteers and

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Mr. Peter Hamann visited DIA and UMMA

Jcden/ February 11, 2020/ OTHERS, PRESS

[2020/1/19] By Tak Omitsu, JCD Mr. Peter Hamann visited DIA and UMMA to see their collections of tea implements on January 16 and 17, respectively. A particularly interesting thing that we noticed was his deep insight into those collections that was made possible through his proficiency in ceramic art and the tea ceremony. The curators of both museums really had

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Mari Katayama Artist Talk at Michigan Theater

Jcden/ November 20, 2019/ OTHERS, PRESS

Mari Katayama: Artist Talk October 10, 2019 at Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor As part of the Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series, Japanese artist Mari Katayama discussed her art and life with Natsu Oyobe, Curator of Asian Art of the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA). Translation was provided by Megumi Segawa. Katayama was born with a developmental condition, and

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Tea-Time Theatre “Howl’s Moving Castle”

Jcden/ November 17, 2019/ OTHERS, PRESS

Detroit Film Theater Presents “Howl’s Moving Castle” (Japan/2004- directed by Hayao Miyazaki) Sophie, a quiet girl working in a hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome but mysterious wizard named Howl. The vain and vengeful Witch of the Waste, jealous of their friendship, puts a curse on Sophie

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