Ainu Museum in Shiraoi, Hokkaido will be holding a fair in , including workshops, performances, and exhibits. This will be a opportunity for those in western Osaka Japan to get a taste of the Ainu Museum experience without having to go all the way to . Hokkaido
The main event will be on Sunday November 20, with a smaller pre-event on the evening of the 19th. Details are as follows:
Ainu Museum Fair in Osaka
Date: November 20 (Sunday)
Time: 12:00 – 15:30
(Chuo Kokaido), Assembly Room Osaka Central Town Hall
1-1-27 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku,
Part 1 – 13:00-13:30
(All participants will receive a mukkur (mouth harp))
Capacity: 200 people (reservations accepted)
Part 2 – 13:40-15:30
Seminar: "From the Kotan Along the
Lake –Welcome to the World of the Ainu–"
Speaker: Masahiro Nomura (
, Head Curator) Ainu Museum
(All participants will receive one noya (mugwort) manju)
Capacity: 700 people
Performance: Ainu prayer, song, dance
Capacity: 700 people
Kamuynomi (prayer to the spirits), iohayocis (impromptu song), iyomante rimse (bear-sending dance), mukkur (mouth harp), saroruncikap rimse (crane dance), etc.
12:00-15:30 (at the entrance hall)
Ainu Culture Exhibit "Ainu Clothing"
Download the Flyer (in Japanese):
"Interacting with Ainu Culture! Sing and Dance Together, Enjoy the Taste of Autumn!"
Date: November 19 (Saturday)
Time: 19:30-21:30 (OPEN 19:00)
Venue: Standard Bookstore Shinsaibashi BF Café
2-2-12 Nishi-Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku,
Price: 700 yen
"Stories from Ikuo Maruyama Ekasi"
Hear stories from Maruyama Ekasi (elder) on Ainu culture while viewing slides.
"Ainu Clothing "
Explore Ainu clothing with the creative director and press representative from BEAMS in comparison with modern fashion.
"Mukkur Performance & Workshop"
"Prayer and Dance (Tonkori Performance)"
Participants will receive a mukkur, and will be treated to both a performance and workshop on the instrument. Participants may also partake in the dancing at the end.
Food will be served in Part 1 of the program. The menu includes cep ohaw (salmon and vegetable soup) made with salmon flown directly from
. Peneimo (potato dumpling) and kabocha sito (squash dumpling), together with ento herb tea will also be servered. Shiraoi, Hokkaido
Reservations are required.
Please call, visit the store, or email email@example.com
according to the instructions on the following link (in Japanese only):
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