Japan Cultural Days

Celebrate the opening of the DIA's new Japan Gallery with two days of events focusing on the arts and culture of Japan.

The Japan Cultural Days are sponsored by JBSD Foundation, Toyota, DENSO, Detroit Aisin Group Companies, Toyoda Gosei North American Corporation, Toyota Tsusho America Inc., Toyota Boshoku America, Inc., Delta Airlines, Nissan North America, Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America, Inc. and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Japan Cultural Development (JCD) has been organized under JBSD to promote a friendship between US and Japan after local Japan community’s involvement in Grand Bargain to save the City of Detroit and the Detroit Institute of Arts. JCD has focused its main activities in Culture, Arts and Education in US & Japan.

Enjoy workshops, demonstrations, performances, lectures, films and more. Click each event below for more details:

Saturday, November 4

10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Japanese Master Artist Booths, Great Hall

10:15-10:55 a.m.: Japanese Sweets, Kresge Court

10:30-11:10 a.m.: Bonote Martial Arts Demonstration, Rivera Court

11 a.m.-12 p.m.: Japanese Kikuno-Kai Dance Troupe, Detroit Film Theatre Auditorium

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Tie Dyeing with Master Setsuko Hayashi, Learning Center ($)

11:15-11:45 a.m.: Shiga Live Performance: Japanese Teatime, Kresge Court

11:50-12:30 p.m.: Karuta: Waka Lecture and Game Demonstration, Rivera Court

12:15-12:45 p.m.: Shiga Live Performance: Japanese Teatime, Kresge Court

12:20-2:20 p.m.: Japanese Animated Film: Kimi No Na Wa, Detroit Film Theatre Auditorium

1-1:40 p.m.: Bonote Martial Arts Demonstration, Rivera Court

1-1:40 p.m.: Japanese Sweets, Kresge Court

1-2 p.m.: Doll Making, Master & Disciple: Teacher Relations, Lecture Hall

1:15-2:45 p.m.: Washi Paper Making with Masters Tomomi & Hisashi Kano, Learning Center ($)

2-2:30 p.m.: Shiga Live Performance: Japanese Teatime, Kresge Court

2:40-3:40 p.m.: Japanese Kikuno-Kai Dance Troupe, Detroit Film Theatre Auditorium

3-3:30 p.m.: Shiga Live Performance: Japanese Teatime, Kresge Court

3-4 p.m.: Celebration of Life: Ceramic Art of Tomoko Konno, Lecture Hall

3:10-3:50 p.m.: Bonote Martial Arts Demonstration, Rivera Court

3:30-5 p.m.: Master Kinoshita's Pottery, Learning Center ($)

3:45-4:25 p.m.: Japanese Sweets, Kresge Court

4:30-5 p.m.: Kikuno-Kai Japanese Dancers: Awa Odori Parade, Rivera Court

Sunday, November 5

10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Japanese Master Artist Booths, Great Hall

10:15-10:55 a.m.: Japanese Sweets, Kresge Court

10:45-11:45 a.m.: Meet the Artist, Japan Gallery

11-11:40 a.m.: Karuta: Waka Lecture and Game Demonstration, Rivera Court

11 a.m.-12 p.m.: Japanese Kikuno-Kai Dance Troupe, Detroit Film Theatre Auditorium

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Tie Dyeing with Master Setsuko Hayashi, Learning Center ($)

11:15-11:45 a.m.: Shiga Live Performance: Japanese Teatime, Kresge Court

12:15-12:45 p.m.: Shiga Live Performance: Japanese Teatime, Kresge Court

12:20-1 p.m.: Bonote Martial Arts Demonstration, Rivera Court

12:20-2:20 p.m.: Japanese Animated Film: Kimi No Na Wa, Detroit Film Theatre Auditorium

1-1:40 p.m.: Japanese Sweets, Kresge Court

1-2 p.m.: Tale of Tengui, Lecture Hall

1:15-2:45 p.m.: Washi Paper Making with Masters Tomomi & Hisashi Kano, Learning Center ($)

1:50-2:30 p.m.: Karuta: Waka Lecture and Game Demonstration, Rivera Court

2-2:30 p.m.: Shiga Live Performance: Japanese Teatime, Kresge Court

2:40-3:40 p.m.: Japanese Kikuno-Kai Dance Troupe, Detroit Film Theatre Auditorium

3-3:30 p.m.: Shiga Live Performance: Japanese Teatime, Kresge Court

3:10-3:50 p.m.: Bonote Martial Arts Demonstration, Rivera Court

3:30-5 p.m.: Master Kinoshita's Pottery, Learning Center ($)

3:45-4:25 p.m.: Japanese Sweets, Kresge Court

4:30-5 p.m.: Kikuno-Kai Japanese Dancers: Awa Odori Parade, Rivera Court