Crafts of the Ainu

Japan Folk-Craft Museum

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The Ainu of Hokkaido and surrounding areas revered nature as a deity and also believed objects created by humans to possess spiritual properties. Clothing, wooden tools, and other implements of daily life bear unique and striking folk patterns. This exhibit offers a glimpse into the mystical nature of Ainu crafts with around 100 items including jewelry and woodwork pieces such as sword sheathes and ceremonial tools.

[Image: 19th century Hokkaido Ainu ruumpe robe (cotton with silk, 124 cm long)]


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From 2013-04-02 To 2013-06-02



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