Looking for the perfect occasion to wear a kimono in Detroit? After a two-year break, the annual Girls’ Day observance will return to DIA! Hinamatsuri is a traditional Japanese festival that celebrates daughters. This event is also called the Day of the Dolls, because most often this holiday is combined with exhibitions of traditional dolls.
Live performances and demonstrations
- 10:15 – Opening Ceremony and Welcome Remarks | Big room
- 12:45 and 14:45 – Musical performance by the Hanabi Ensemble | Big room
- 11:00 and 13:00 – Sa-do, Japanese Tea Ceremony Presentation and Tea Service* by Omote-Senke and Ura-Senke Masters | glass gallery
- 11:00 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. – Nihon Mukashi Banashi (Storyteller) Performance by Ms. Shannon O’Leary | Big room
- 11:45 and 13:45 – Shodo, Japanese Calligraphy Performance by Ms. Kyoko Fuji | Big room
- 12:15 and 14:15 – Musical performance by Koto from MIYABI | kresge cut
Date: March 5, 2023
Time: 10 am to 5 pm Location: Art Institute of Detroit, Michigan
More information: https://dia.org/events/hinamatsuri-japanese-girls-day-celebration
This event happens once a year. A commonly recommended kimono for visiting the event is an iromuji or edo komono. While the event is a festival, it is a somewhat more formal occasion. In years prior to this event, there was even a full kimono fashion show showcasing a wide variety of kimono styles and types, ranging from a formal wedding display to the casual party yukata.
Whatever you wear, you’re sure to have a blast. We plan to attend and will be sure to share photos and posts on our social media! If wearing a coordinating kimono isn’t your thing for this event, a haori makes a great accent! See you at Hinamatsuri at the Detroit Institute of Art!