2024/3/03 DETORIT / Major museum in the US to feature Japanese Girls Day: Detroit Institute of Arts : Hinamatsuri programs on Sunday, Mar. 3

Hinamatsuri programs at the Detroit Institute of Arts

Hinamatsuri: Japanese Girls Day
Sunday, March 3, 2024
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Free with general admission
General museum admission is free for residents of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties.

Location: Rivera Court
Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202
United States

Japan Cultural Development of Japan Business Society of Detroit (JBSD) promotes friendship between local and Japanese communities through the demonstration of Japanese culture, and invites you to celebrate Hinamatsuri, Japanese Girls Day, at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Visitor favorites including the tea ceremony, hina doll display, ikebana flower arrangements, and koto (Japanese zither) performances return, along with storytelling and origami workshops. Visitors will have the opportunity to sample tea and participate in hands-on workshops.

This year will feature Japanese dance performances and a special interactive art installation by Sao Ohtake, Kyoko Fujii, and Nobuko Yamasaki.

Performances & Live Demonstrations

  • 11 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. Sa-do, Japanese Tea Ceremony by Masters of Omote-Senke and Ura-Senke | Danto Lecture Hall (first floor)
  • 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. & 3:15 p.m. Friendship Dolls’ Storytelling Performance by DIA docents | Rivera Court (second floor)
  • 11:40 a.m., 12:40 p.m., 1:40 p.m., 2:40 p.m. & 3:40 p.m. Nihon Mukashi Banashi (Storytelling) Performance by Ms. Shannon O’Leary | Great Hall (second floor)
  • Noon & 2:30 p.m. Koto Music Performance by MIYABI | Kresge Court (first floor)
  • 2 & 3:30 p.m. Japanese Dance: Ureshi Hinamatsuri, Joyful Girl’s Day Festival by Ms. Fujima Ouna | Danto Lecture Hall

Limited Workshops (registration on-site day of)

  • 11:30 a.m. Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) Workshop by Ikebana International Detroit 85 | Founders Junior Council Dining Room (first floor)
  • 1:30 p.m. Japanese Sweets Workshop by Toyota | Founders Junior Council Dining Room
  • 2 p.m. Washi, Japanese Paper Making Workshop by Michigan Japanese Heritage Center | Art-Making Studio (first floor)

Register for workshops in Prentis Court (first floor) starting at 10:30 a.m. Arrive early to secure your seat – workshops fill fast.

All Day Fun

  • Great Hall
    • Rebirth, interactive art installation by Ms. Sao Ohtake, Ms. Kyoko Fujii, and Ms. Nobuko Yamasaki
    • The Sky of Detroit & Shinning Wind, washi art display by Tomomihisashi Kano
    • Tea Please! Tea Tasting by Shiga Pref., Japan
    • Garapon By AISIN
  • Rivera Court: Origami Workshop, Hina Doll Display, Mikoshi Display, Kimono Display, Ikebana Display

This program was made possible by Japan Business Society of Detroit with support from Consulate General of Japan in Detroit, Mother Lake, Japan America Society and Japan Society of Detroit Women’s Club.