February 14, 2013

Ainu Events for February 15, 17, & 18, 2013

Ainu events this upcoming week/weekend for February 15, 17, and 18, 2013!


Ainu Culture Public Seminar "Kiroroan"
"Ainu Culture and I –Working with Wood, Every Day-“

Mr. Kaizawa has created numerous works through the traditional Ainu art of woodcraft. His works embody the spirit of the artist, with a high level of aesthetics and technique, strength and gentleness. Join us to hear Mr. Kaizawa discuss his experience working with wood every day, and his recent efforts in creative expression.

Date: February 15, 2013 (Fri) 
Time: 19:00-20:30
Venue: Tokyo Ainu Culture Center
(3F Urban Square Yaesu, 2-4-13 Yaesu, Chuo-ku, Tokyo)

Instructor: Toru Kaizawa (Ainu crafts artist, currently residing in Biratori, Hokkaido)
Admission: Free (No reservations necessary)
Capacity: 40 people


Forum “Prehistoric Culture of the Far North –Hokkaido, Kuriles, Kamchatka”

Date: February 17, 2013 (Sun)
Time: 13:30 – 16:00
Venue: Asahikawa City Museum
1F Folk Study Room (3-7 Kagura)

“Fishing Culture of Kamchatka”
Shigenobu Sugiura (Furano City Museum)

“Archeology of the Kurile Islands”
Hiroshi Ushiro (Historical Museum of Hokkaido)

“Dwarf Legends and Establishment of the Kurile Ainu”
Takuro Segawa (Asahikawa City Museum)

Admission: Free
Capacity: 50 people
Please call the Asahikawa City Museum at 0166-69-2004 for reservations

Organized by Asahikawa City Museum and Furano City Museum

Download the flyer (PDF in Japanese):


19th Symposium on People of the Freezing Sea
(Subcommittee of 28th International Symposium on Northern Regions)

Theme: Learn together, play together

Lecture 1: “On the Bear Ceremony Held in Mombetsu 60 Years Ago”
Jirota Kitahara, Hokkaido University Center for Ainu and Indigenous Studies

Lecture 2: “Dance and Sing, Have Fun with the Ainu Language”

Date: February 18, 2013 (Mon)
Time: 13:00-16:00

Venue: Mombetsu City Culture Center
3 Saiwai-cho, Mombetsu

Admission: Free

Organized by:
Executive Committee for Symposium on Nothern Culture

Download the flyer (PDF in Japanese):


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