[JCD Performer Series] San’Yutei Ponta (Rakugo-ka) Brings Laughter to Michigan

Japan Cultural Development/ March 9, 2024/ PRESS

Bio for San’yūtei Ponta and Description of the Event San’yūtei Ponta was born in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture in 1985. He graduated from the Department of Sociology of Hosei University in Tokyo. In 2015, Ponta became the seventh disciple of rakugo artist San’yūtei Kōraku and he was promoted to futatsume, the second-highest rank for rakugo performers, in November of 2018.

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Announcement: 2024 JCD Hinamatsuri

Japan Cultural Development/ February 7, 2024/ OTHERS, PRESS

The annual “JCD Hinamatsuri” will be held at DIA on Marich 3rd. This year’s theme is “ Re-birth”. This event is planned as one in which we will introduce art works created with the themes of “Re-birth”. Moreover, you can enjoy a variety of events including Hina dolls displays, tea ceremony, Japanese koto performance, ikebana arrangement workshop and Japanese sweets

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Upcoming Event “Edo Avant Garde” Oct. 2023 in DIA

Japan Cultural Development/ September 10, 2023/ OTHERS, PRESS

Time and Date: 7pm on October 19 (Thu) 2023 Venue: Detroit Film Theater (DFT) Tickets can be obtained at DIA.org     Edo Avant Garde, directed by Linda Hoaglund, explores the delicate beauty and variety of folding screen and scroll paintings of the Edo period (1603-1868), examining the innovative techniques of expert painters including Sotatsu, Korin, Okyo, and many others who

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Big Success! Hinamatsuri 2023 : A cultural event that connects people

Japan Cultural Development/ March 26, 2023/ OTHERS, PRESS

On March 5th, the Hinamatsuri held at the Detroit Institute of Arts for the first time in three years ended as a great success. The event, featured ” Hinamatsuri Returns to the DIA”, attracted 3,369 visitors, the highest ever for a one-day Hinamatsuri event. The six venues of the Detroit Institute of Arts were used for a variety of performances

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Hinamatsuri returns to DIA for the first time in three years.

Japan Cultural Development/ February 1, 2023/ PRESS

Upcoming Event Hinamatsuri returns to DIA for the first time in three years. This time, in addition to the introduction of various Japanese cultures, four Japanese female artists living in Michigan will exhibit their works, give demonstrations, and sell their works.  Also, You can enjoy the feel of Japan through traditional koto music and modern marimba music performances. You can enjoy the

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The Movie in DFT/DIA “A Page of Madness with Little Bang Theory and Yamauchi Nanako”

Japan Cultural Development/ October 6, 2022/ OTHERS, PRESS

[Upcoming Event in DIA] Date and Time: 6pm on October 16 (Wed) Fee: Paid Event(Get tickets) Japan/1926—directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa | approximately 75 min. This uniquely imaginative horror cult classic from the legendary Teinosuke Kinugasa (Gate of Hell) tells the story of a man who takes a job at an asylum in hopes of freeing his wife, who is believed

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Japan Cultural Development/ March 7, 2022/ OTHERS, PRESS

[5-1-2022] A FREE ONLINE LECTURE TUESDAY MAY 24, 2022 6:00PM TO REGISTER HTTPS://FORMS.OFFICE.COM/R/ZNRP4JZHCX This event will be live streamed on the Detroit Institute of Arts’ Facebook page and YouTube channel. You may use either of the links below to access the lecture. Detroit Institute of Arts | Facebook Detroit Institute of Arts | YouTube Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month


Japan Cultural Development/ January 10, 2022/ OTHERS, PRESS

[1-7-2022] HINAMATSURI 2022 UPDATE An annual DIA event, Hinamatsuri scheduled in March, 2022, is cancelled due to the situation of COVID-19. This will be the second cancellation after that of 2021. We are sorry for the lost of lives and damages to the society. We truly wish people and society will be healed sooner. And we hope 2023 will be

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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2021

Japan Cultural Development/ 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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