November 20, 2012

Ainu Events this week of November 20, 2012: Ainu Art Project Live in Obihiro & more!

In addition to the Ainu Shadow Puppet performances, there will be a variety of upcoming Ainu events this week & weekend - check them out if you are anywhere nearby!


The Beauty of Tradition & Creation 
-2012 Ainu Folk Art Exhibit-

Date: November 22 (Thu) - November 26 (Mon)
Time: 10:00 - 18:00

Venue: Tokyo Tower 3F Gallery
4-2-8 Shiba Park, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Live woodcarving & embroidery
Embroidery workshop
Display of Ainu crafts

Participating Artists:
 Kiyoko Mamiya
Shigeru Araki
Takeko Kaizawa
Mika Ishii


Hokkaido Ainu Association
TEL 011-221-0462

Aotearoa Ainumosir Exchange Program Charity Performance 
Date: November 23 (Fri)
Time: 15:30 Doors open
16:00~17:30 Event start and finish
Entrance fee: None, but donations are being collected for the the Aotearoa Ainumosir Exchange program (a program supporting exchange between the Ainu and Maori people)

Venue: Sakaimachi Garow
Sakaimachi Oike sagaru
Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
* Introduction of the Exchange Program
* Traditional Ainu music and storytelling by Aki Nagane
* Exhibition of woodblock prints by Yuki Koji
* Sale of Program T-Shirts
* Tea Provided
For more information contact:



Date: November 24 (Sat)
Time: 18:30

Venue: Obihiro Seikatsukan
 2 Hakurindai Higashimachi Obihiro, Hokkaido
Tickets: Adv 1000 yen / Door 1200 yen
The event is organized by young members of the Obihiro Kamuyto Upopo Preservation Society.

"Haruzo: A Life Among the Spirits"

The documentary film "Haruzo: A Life Among the Spirits" (see previous entry here) will be showing at Meisei University in Tokyo.

Date: November 24 (Sat)
Time: 14:30 OPEN / 15:00 START
Venue: Meisei University, Hino Campus
Building 28 First Floor Mini Theater (28-100-2)

Free admission, reservations not required.
Seating is limited to 80 people on a first come first serve basis.

For information contact Prof. Kayano
Tel: 042-591-6657


Hunpe Sisters Performance in Sapporo
Date: November 25 (Sun)
Time: 17:00 - 18:30

Kokune Bldg B1F
Kita 1jo Nishi 3, Chuoku,  Sapporo
Tel: 050-5799-0832

Performance of both Ainu and Nepali dances!


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