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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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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Detroit Film Theater Presents “Asako I & II”

Jcden/ September 4, 2019/ OTHERS, PRESS

“Asako I & II” (Japan/France/2018—directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi) An intoxicating pop romance, as well as a charming snapshot of the everyday magic and mystery of falling in love, director Ryûsuke Hamaguchi’s clever adaptation of a Japanese best-selling novel begins when Asako (Erika Karata), a shy young student from Osaka, meets and falls head over heels for a drifter, Baku, who

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Mari Katayama Special Exhibition at University of Michigan Museum of Art

Jcden/ August 14, 2019/ OTHERS, PRESS

Mari Katayama Special Exhibition at University of Michigan Museum of Art Japanese artist Mari Katayama (born 1987) features her own body in a provocative series of works combining photography, sculpture, and textile. Born with a developmental condition, the artist had both her legs amputated at the age of nine and has worn prosthetics ever since. In order to fill a

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