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Members' Shopping Evening

  • Wed, Nov 1
  • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - DIA Shop

DIA Members save 20% at this exclusive members-only shopping event.

Japan Cultural Days

Japan Cultural Days

  • Sat, Nov 4 - Sun, Nov 5
  • All Day
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Celebrate the opening of the DIA's new Japan Gallery with two days of events focusing on the arts and culture of Japan, sponsored by the Japan Business Society of Detroit. 

Bonote Martial Arts Demonstration

Japan Cultural Days: Bonote Martial Arts Demonstration

  • SAT, NOV 4, 11:50-12:30 PM and SUN, NOV 5, 11-11:40 AM & 1:50-2:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Celebrate the opening of the DIA's new Japan Gallery at this martial arts demonstration for all ages. 

Karuta: Waka Lecture and Game Demonstration

Japan Cultural Days: Karuta: Waka Lecture and Game Demonstration

  • SAT, NOV 4, 11:50 AM-12:30 PM and SUN, NOV 5, 11-11:40 AM & 1:50-2:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Celebrate the opening of the DIA's new Japan Gallery by learning about Karuta, a Japanese card matching game. 

Kikuno-kai Japanese Dancers: Awa Odori Parade

Japan Cultural Days: Kikuno-kai Japanese Dancers: Awa Odori Parade

  • SAT, NOV 4 & SUN, NOV 5, 11 AM-12 PM & 2:40-3:40 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Awa Odori is Japan’s largest dance festival, traditionally held in August in Tokushima Prefecture.

Japanese Kikuno-kai Dance Troupe

Japan Cultural Days: Japanese Kikuno-kai Dance Troupe

  • SAT, NOV 4 & SUN, NOV 5, 11 AM-12 PM and 2:40-3:40 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Specializing in Japanese classic and folk dances, Kikuno-kai was founded in 1972 by the late Michiyo Hata, a professional dancer, best known for her choreography in the 1988 Oscar-winning Japanese film Dreams.

Japanese Sweets

Japan Cultural Days: Food Demonstration - Japanese Sweets

  • SAT, NOV 4 & SUN, NOV 5, 10:15 AM, 1 PM and 3:45 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Kresge Court

Japanese Pastry Chefs Motohiro Inaba and Rio Asano have traveled the world working in sweets and pastry shops. At the DIA, they demonstrate a simple, handmade dessert “chick” that the audience can also make.

Japanese Teatime

Japan Cultural Days: Shiga Live Performance: Japanese Teatime

  • SAT, NOV 4 & SUN, NOV 5, 11:15 AM, 12:15 PM, 2 PM and 3 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Kresge Court

Shiga’s tea masters serve several Omi-brand teas, and present live performances “Japanese Traditional Teatime and Quiz Show” to participants.

Japanese Master Artist Booths

Japan Cultural Days: Japanese Master Artist Booths

  • SAT, NOV 4 & SUN, NOV 5, 10 AM-5 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Great Hall

Visit with seven Japanese Master Artists as they present their crafts throughout the weekend:

    Doll Making, Master and Disciple: Teacher Relations

    Japan Cultural Days: Talk - Doll Making, Master and Disciple: Teacher Relations

    • Sat, Nov 4
    • 1:00 PM
    • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

    Celebrate the opening of the DIA's new Japan Gallery at this talk by a Japanese Master Artist.