Apologies for not updating for so long - things have been quite busy and I have not been available to post information at all.
I will be posting reports and updates from the past month and a half (hopefully soon!) and a more proper calendar for the rest of the year's events (hopefully soon as well...) in the meantime, check out the events for this weekend:
The Charanke Festival is a major event bringing together the Ainu and Okinawan communities in Tokyo, and this will be the festival's 18th year running. It all started from a connection between an Ainu and Okinawan feeling a sense of kinship, and developed into the event it is today. In the past the festival has been held in the park right by the JR Nakano Station, but this year it will be held at the Araiyakushi Baishoin Temple for the first time. Come check it out if you have the chance!
18th Charanke Festival
October 29 & 30, 2011
Araiyakushi Baishoin Temple
5-3-5 Arai, Nakano-ku, Tokyo
(JR Nakano Station/Seibu Shinjuku Line Arai Yakushi Station)
13:00 - 18:00 Various performances by Ainu & Okinawan groups
(15:00 Kamuynomi Prayer Ceremony)
10:00 - 18:30 Various performances by Ainu & Okinawan groups
including Ainu Art Project, etc.
Various food and goods will also be on sale on October 30.
A more detailed program and further information available at:
(in Japanese only)
Please contact AINU PRIDE PRODUCTIONS if you need any assistance.