For a special limited time, "Cafe Rera" in Kunitachi, Tokyo will transform into "Cafe & Gallery Pon-no," featuring Ainu food, drink, crafts, and special events. "Cafe & Gallery Pon-no" will be run by Emi Toko, the sister to Fukiko Goukon, who runs "Cafe Poronno" in their hometown of Akan, Hokkaido (in the Ainu language, ponno means "a little" while poronno means "a lot").
Cafe & Gallery Pon-no
Dates: March 16 (Fri) - March 29 (Thu)
Times: 11:00 - about 20:00 (last order 19:00)
Location: 1F Ile du Nord, 1-16-17 Higashi, Kunitachi, Tokyo
Ainu cuisine such as ohaw (stew with vegetables and salmon or venison), mixed-grain rice, potceimo (fermented potato cakes), rataskep (a mixed dish served at special occasions), etc.
Haskap tea filled with vitamin C, tea made from the fruit of the Amur cork tree, special roasted coffee from Makiko Urakawa, etc.
Works from art-Jewelry AGUE will be on display
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Special Event @ Cafe & Gallery Pon-no
"Constellations of the Ainu"
Emi Toko & Astro Ninja Project
From a connection made at the Riwkakant Planetarium Concert last month, Emi Toko & Astro Ninja Project will present songs and stories related to Ainu constellations.
Date: March 17, 2012 (Sat)
Time: 15:00 - 16:00
Admission: 1500 yen (1 drink included)
Capacity: 15 people (reservations required)