Events

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 Animated Film: Kimi no Na Wa

Japan Cultural Days: Japanese Animated Film - Kimi no Na Wa

  • SAT, NOV 4 & SUN, NOV 5, 12:20 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Translated as “Your Name,” Kimi no Na Wa follows a teenage boy and girl living two separate lives but with a strange connection: one morning they awake to find their lives have switched, and they must learn to communicate and change their world.

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. 

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:

    European: Medieval & Renaissance

    Drawing in the Galleries

    • Sat, Nov 4
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Detroit Institute of Arts - Islamic World (1st Floor)

    Create a pencil drawing to take home while taking a closer look at the collection

    European: Medieval & Renaissance

    Drawing in the Galleries

    • Sun, Nov 5
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Detroit Institute of Arts - Contemporary (2nd Floor)

    Create a pencil drawing to take home while taking a closer look at the collection

    Drawing in the Galleries

    Drawing in the Galleries - Election Day Session

    • Tue, Nov 7
    • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Detroit Institute of Arts - British & Decorative Arts Galleries (3rd floor)

    Create a pencil drawing to take home while taking a closer look at the collection.