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Kimono Blog &  Events

Hinamatsuri - DIA - March 5th, 2023

Hinamatsuri Detroit Institute Of Art
Hinamatsuri Detroit Institute Of Art

Are you looking for the perfect occasion to wear kimono to in Detroit? After a two-year break, the annual Girl's Day observation will return to the DIA! Hinamatsuri is a traditional Japanese holiday that celebrates daughters. This event is also called Doll's Day, because most often this holiday is paired with displays of traditional dolls.

Performances & Live Demonstrations

  • 10:15am - Opening Ceremony & Welcoming Remarks | Great Hall

  • 12:45pm & 2:45pm - Music performance by Ensemble Hanabi | Great Hall

  • 11:00am & 1:00pm - Sa-do, Japanese Tea Ceremony Performance and Tea Serving* by Masters of Omote -Senke and Ura-Senke | Crystal Gallery

  • 11:00am, 12:15pm, 1:30pm, and 2:45pm - Nihon Mukashi Banashi (Storytelling) Performance by Ms. Shannon O’Leary | Great Hall

  • 11:45am & 1:45pm - Shodo, Japanese Calligraphy Performance by Ms. Kyoko Fuji | Great Hall

  • 12:15pm & 2:15pm - Koto Music Performance by MIYABI | Kresge Court

Date: March 5th, 2023

Time: 10am to 5pm Location: Detroit Institute Of Art, Michigan

This event happens once a year. A kimono that is commonly recommended for visiting the event is the likes of an iromuji, or an edo komono. While the event is a festival, it is a somewhat more formal occasion. In previous years of this event, there was even a full kimono fashion show showing off a wide variety of kimono styles and types ranging from a formal wedding display to the informal party yukata.

Regardless of what you wear, you will be certain to have fun. We plan on attending, and will be certain to share photos and post on our social media! If wearing a kimono coordination is not your vibe for this event, a haori is a great accent! See you at Hinamatsuri at the Detroit Institute Of Art!


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