Check out some more upcoming Ainu events this month!
Exhibition & Soup Storytelling
-Stories from the Northern Country-
An exhibition of art work by Yuki Koji from the Ainu Art Project will be on display from December 18 through 24. On December 23, Koji Yuki will be joined by Maika of Mukashi Omocha to share Ainu stories, with music accompaniment by Reniala (Yu + Suzuki Eiji).
Date: December 18 (Tue) – December 24 (Mon)
Date: December 23 (Sun)
Time: 17:00 – 18:30
Admission: 2500 yen (includes 1 clam chowder)
Reserve by web form here (capacity 30 people)
Venue: ART GALLEY KAGURAZAKA
B1F Takahashi Bldg., 114 Yaraicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Web (in Japanese only):
Ainu Culture Public Seminar "Kiroroan"
"From the World of Woodcarving –A Vision of New Ainu Art– “
Learning woodcarving from his father Nuburi Toko, Mr. Toko has created many works that incorporate a new perspective into the traditions developed by his forebears. We will hear from Mr. Toko about his experiences and visions for the future as a woodcarving craftsman, one that hopes to spread both high-quality and easily accessible art of the Ainu people to a wider audience.
Date/Time: December 21 (Friday) 19:00-20:30
Venue: Tokyo Ainu Culture Center
(3F Urban Square Yaesu, 2-4-13 Yaesu, Chuo-ku, Tokyo)
Instructor: Shusei Toko (Ainu craftsman and Akan Ainu Industrial Arts Association board member)
Admission: Free (No reservations necessary)
Capacity: 40 people
* 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.