November 1, 2011

November 3, 2011: Ainu Cultural Festival 2011 in TOKYO


Ainu Cultural Festival 2011 in TOKYO

Date & Time:
November 3, 2011 (Thursday (National Holiday))
13:00 - 16:00 (OPEN 12:00 / START 13:00)

3-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Attendees receive a free mukkuri  (traditional Ainu mouth harp)

<STAGE> 13:00-16:00
*13:00 - Opening Greetings
*13:20 - Keynote Speech: "Towards the Realization of an Ainu Policy"
by Hideo Akibe, Executive Director of the Akan Ainu Industrial Arts Association
*14:20 - Oral Tradition: "Inunke (Lullaby)" by Taeko Hori
*14:35 - Intermission
*14:45 - Dance Performance by Ankoraci Menokoutar
*15:15 - Music Performance by Ainu Art Project
*16:00 - Closing

<EXHIBITION> 12:00-16:00
*Woodcarving: Shigehiro Takano (FRPAC Certified Artisan)
*Embroidery: Kayoko Nishida (Hokkaido Ainu Association Certified Artisan)
*Exhibition of Ainu Culture Panels and Ainu Crafts
*Distribution of FRPAC materials

More information (in Japanese):

Organized by:

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


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