August 1, 2011

August 2-5, 2011: Ainu Culture Seminars in Tokyo

Starting tomorrow, a series of workshops and seminars on Ainu culture will be held at the Tokyo Ainu Culture Center. Details are below:


“Ainu Culture Seminars Week 1”

These seminars aim to help spread further knowledge about Ainu traditions by targeting educators and members of the general public that have some basic knowledge about Ainu culture and traditions.

Week 1
Venue: Tokyo Ainu Culture Center
Urban Square Yaesu (3F), 4-13, Yaesu 2-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

August 2nd (Tuesday)

<Seminar 1> 13:30-15:00
“Passing Down Ainu Culture in Nibutani –Ainu Living in the Present–“
Instructor: Maki Sekine (Artisan)

<Seminar 2> 15:10-16:40
“Teaching About Yukie Chiri”
Instructor: Mutsumi Yokoyama (Director, Yukie Chiri Museum)

August 3rd (Wednesday)

<Seminar 1> 13:30-15:00
“The Abe no Hirafu Exhibition and Ancient Hokkaido
Instructor: Takuro Segawa (Asahikawa City Museum)

<Seminar 2> 15:10-16:40
“Modern Ainu and Things Created by Time”
Instructor: Koji Yuuki (Representative, Ainu Art Project)

August 4th (Thursday)

<Seminar 1> 13:30-15:00
“Ainu Culture on the Coast of the Japan Sea –Focus on the Yoichi Region–”
Instructor: Yoshihiro Inui (Director, Yoichi Marine Museum)

<Seminar 2> 15:10-16:40
“The Ainu Culture within Me”
Instructor: Taeko Kimura (Iwor Reconstruction Project Cultural Training Program Participant)

August 5th (Friday)

<Seminar 1> 13:30-15:00
“The World of the Ainu as Seen in Yukar –From the Yukar of Matsu Kannari–“
Instructor: Rueko Osuga (Instructor, Shiraoi Fun & Esay Ainu Language Classes)

<Seminar 2> 15:10-16:40
“The 7th Century in Ainu History – The End of the ‘Jomon Period’”
Instructor: Hideki Minoshima (Associate Professor, Tomakomai Komazawa University International Culture Department)

Please contact the Foundation for the Research and Promotion of Ainu Culture to register for participation. Details and applications are also available here (in Japanese only).

We will be uploading details for Week 2 on a separate post.

If you would like to attend but require any assistance (language or otherwise), please contact AINU PRIDE PRODUCTIONS.

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