August 31, 2011

September 3, 2011: Ainu Culture Festival 2011 Osaka

The Ainu Culture Festival 2011 Osaka hosted organized by the Foundation for Research and Promotion of Ainu Culture (FRPAC) will be held this Saturday, September 3rd. It will feature a keynote speech from the head of the Ainu Association of Hokkaido as well as various performances and displays of craftwork. The performers include Team Nikaop, a group of young Ainu from various regions sharing their different traditions, and Marewrew, the female vocal unit with great expertise in traditional Ainu upopo (songs).


Ainu Culture Festival 2011 Osaka

Date: September 3 (Sat)
Time: 13:00-16:00 (OPEN 12:00 / START 13:00)
Venue: Matsushita IMP Hall, 1-3-7 Shiromi, Chuo-ku, Osaka

13:00 Opening

13:20 Keynote Speech
"The Path of the Ainu People -With a Focus on the Activities of the Ainu Association"
Tadashi Kato, Chairman, Ainu Association of Hokkaido

14:20 Intermission

14:30 Dance Performance
Niikap Ethnic Culture Preservation Society

14:50 Oral Tradition/Dance Performance
Team Nikaop

15:25 Music Performance

On display in the foyer 12:00-16:00:
* Embroidery by Keiko Takano (FRPAC-recognized Artisan)
* Wood Carving by Toru Kaizawa (FRPAC and Ainu Association recognized Artisan)
* Foundation-related Materials, Ainu Culture Panels, Ainu Craftwork

Organized by:
Foundation for Research and Promotion of Ainu Culture
TEL: 011-271-4171 / FAX: 011-271-4181

Supported by:
Agency for Cultural Affairs, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Hokkaido Prefecture, Hokkaido Board of Education, Osaka Prefecture, Osaka City, Osaka City Board of Education, Ainu Association of Hokkaido 


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