Hinamatsuri – Japanese Girls’ Day Celebrations

The Japan Culture Development along with the General Consul of Japan in Detroit and the DIA’s auxiliary Friends of Asian Arts and Culture invite you to celebrate Hinamatsuri with a showcase of traditional arts and modern Japanese culture including, tea ceremony a Hina doll display, story-telling, a Kimono demonstration and hands-on workshops featuring origami, Ikebana and Japanese sweets.

Event schedule

  • 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Origami Workshop | Great Hall 
  • 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Shodo (Japanese Calligraphy) Demonstration | Great Hall 
  • 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Wagasi (Japanese Sweets) Demonstration | Great Hall 
  • 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Hina Doll Display | Great Hall 
  • 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sencha Demonstration & Japanese Sweets Experience | Prentis Court 
  • 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Koto (Japanese Horizontal Harp) Workshop | Great Hall 
  • 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., & 3:30 p.m. Story Telling (Nihon Mukashi Banashi) | Great Hall 
  • 11:00 am, 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 pm: Gallery Tour of Japanese Gallery - departs from Great Hall
  • 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) Workshop | Student Lunchroom space is limited, sign-up day-of outside Student Lunchroom 
  • 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Mikoshi Display - Rivera Court
  • 11:00 a.m. & 2:15 p.m. Chanoyu (Tea Ceremony) Performance | Rivera Court  
  • 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 pm: Shamisen Performance (Japanese String Instrument) - Japanese Gallery
  • 12:00 p.m. & 2:45 p.m. The Tale of Princess Kaguya | DFT Auditorium   
  • 12:10 p.m. & 3:15 p.m. Child’s Kimono Presentation | Rivera Court  
  • 12:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. Japanese Sweets workshop | Student Lunchroom space is limited, sign-up day-of outside Student Lunchroom  
  • 1:30 pm: Welcome