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 March 16 at 19:00:
Ainu Culture Public Seminar "Kiroroan"
"Making Ainu Language More Fun and More Important"
Until how long ago was it that someone preferred Ainu language rather than Japanese or English to communicate? Ainu language, important as a means of speaking with the kamuy; Ainu language, fun to use to sing by translating songs that were originally in Japanese or English. We will take this opportunity to learn and consider how Ainu and their Japanese neighbors should address the issue of the language of Japan's indigenous people.
Date/Time: March 16 (Friday) 19:00-20:30
Venue: Tokyo Ainu Culture Center
(3F Urban Square Yaesu, 2-4-13 Yaesu, Chuo-ku, Tokyo)
Instructor: Shoichi Fukushima (Resident of Shin-Hidaka Village, Hokkaido; Member of Shin-Hidaka Branch, Hokkaido Ainu Association)Admission: Free (No reservations necessary)
Capacity: 40 people