August 2, 2011

Aug. 5 – Sep. 25, 2011: Special Exhibit "Ainu Life Kuriles, Sakhalin, Hokkaido"

Salmon Skin Clothing
From the HP of Historical Museum of Hokkaido

There will be a special exhibit titled “Ainu Life  Kuriles, Sakhalin, Hokkaido” at the Historical Museum of Hokkaido in Sapporo running from August 5 to September 25. The Special Exhibit will then travel to the National Museum of Ethnology in Osaka and will be on display there from October 6 through December 6. 

The collection includes items collected by Europeans in the late 19th and early 20th century and now housed at Leipzig Museum of Ethnology and Dresden Museum of Ethnology, and will be displayed together with various items from Japanese museums.

There will also be several events held in conjunction with the exhibit.

While the Historical Museum of Hokkaido has a website in English, further details on the exhibit are available only in Japanese. Thus if you require further assistance (including any assistance making reservations for events), please contact AINU PRIDE PRODUCTIONS.


2011 Ainu Craft Exhibit
150th Anniversary of Japan-Germany Relations
Historical Museum of Hokkaido Special Exhibit #68

Ainu Craft Exhibit
“Ainu Life  Kuriles, Sakhalin, Hokkaido"
–Centered Around the German Collection–

Dates: August 5 (Fri) – September 25 (Sunday), 09:30-16:30
(Entry allowed until 16:00. Open from 11:00 on August 5)

Venue: Historical Museum of Hokkaido  Special Exhibit Room
53-2 Konopporo, Atsubetsucho, Atsubetsuku, Sapporo
TEL: (011) 898-0456

Closed: Every Monday (except Sept. 19), Sept. 20 (Tues)

Admission Fee:
General – 500 yen (400 yen)
High School/University Students – 170 yen (130 yen)
Elementary/Middle School Students – 80 yen (60 yen)
Free for infants, seniors age 65 and over, and disabled persons.
* Prices in parentheses are for groups 10 people and over

Historical Museum of Hokkaido
Foundation for the Research and Promotion of Ainu Culture


August 7 (Sunday)  13:00-16:00
*Seminar: “Ainu Materials of the Leipzig Museum of Ethnology
Instructor: Yoshinobu Kotani (Nagoya University Professor Emeritus)
*Tonkori Performance
Performers: Kanto Utari Association

Capacity: 100 people
Reservations: Begin July 8 (Fri) by phone

August 14 (Sunday)
1st Session 10:00-12:00       2nd Session 13:30-15:30
*Workshop: “Let’s Make and Play Mukkur, the Ainu Instrument"
Instructor: The Ainu Museum
Performers: Kanto Utari Association

Capacity: the first 30 people to apply
Reservations: Begin July 15 (Fri) by phone

September 18 (Sunday) 13:30-15:30
*Talk Session: “Born and Raised in Sakhalin, Memories of Stray Grains –The Story of a Sakhalin Ainu Woman”
Speaker: Yoko Abe
Listener: Masato Tamura (Curator, Historical Museum of Hokkaido)

Capacity: the first 100 people to apply
Reservations: Begin August 19 (Fri) by phone

*Venue for all events is the Historical Museum of Hokkaido Auditorium
*All events are free of charge
*Please call (011) 898-0500 (9:30-17:00) for reservations


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