An exhibit of documents and materials collected by Hidezo Yamada (1899-1992), the preeminent researcher on Ainu place names, will be held at the Kitaguni (North Country) Museum in
. Many of the place names in Nayoro, Hokkaido come from the Ainu language, and learning the origins of these names provides insight into the culture and history of the Ainu. Hokkaido
Seminars will be held in conjunction with the exhibit on the opening day, tomorrow November 19 (details below).
This exhibit was also held earlier this year in two locations in Wakkanai (Sep. 16 – Oct. 16 and Sep. 17 – Oct. 30, respectively).