Kiroroan means "happy" or "fun" in the Ainu language, and is the title of the Ainu Culture Public Seminar series regularly held by the Tokyo Ainu Culture Center. The next seminar will be held January 20 at 19:00:
Ainu Culture Public Seminar "Kiroroan"
"Passing Down Ainu Women's Work"
It is said that in Ainu society, it was the role of women was to support and hold together the family, doing craftwork such as weaving and sewing, gathering and storing wild plants, and various work in the home such as cooking. Etsuko Hori, who is a keeper of this traditional Ainu women's work, will be the instructor at the seminar, teaching us with words, song and dance and telling us of her efforts to pass down what she learned from her grandmother and mother down to her children and grandchildren.
Date/Time: January 20 (Friday) 19:00-20:30
Venue: Tokyo Ainu Culture Center
(3F Urban Square Yaesu, 2-4-13 Yaesu, Chuo-ku, Tokyo)
Instructor: Etsuko Hori (From Urakawa, Hokkaido; Urakawa Ainu Social Worker)Admission: Free (No reservations necessary)
Capacity: 40 people