Ainu Exhibition

Tokyo Midtown

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The Ainu are the indigenous people of northern Japan (Hokkaido and formerly northeastern Honshu) and Sakhalin, the Kuril Islands, and formerly the Kamchatka Peninsula. They have long held their own rich and distinct culture but saw themselves marginalized under shogunate rule during the Edo period. Despite this, their culture continues and this exhibition showcases their traditional handicraft.

Venue: The Cover Nippon

[Related Events]
1. Talk Event: Gifts from the Ainu
Date and Time: 11/16 (Fri) 19:00-21:00 (registration from 18:45)
Ainu Craftspersons: Toru Kaizawa, Kiyoko Mamiya (Ainu Association of Hokkaido)
Fee: Free (Hokkaido drinks will be served)

2. Embroidery Demonstration
Date and Time: 11/16 (Fri) 15:00-19:00, 11/17 (Sat) 12:00-15:00
Demonstrator: Kiyoko Mamiya (Ainu Association of Hokkaido)
Demonstrated works: Tapestries, bags, etc.
Fee: Free

3. Woodcarving Demonstration
Date and Time: 11/23 (Fri) 15:00-19:00, 11/24 (Sat) 12:00-15:00
Demonstrator: Nobuo Yoshida
Demonstrated works: woodcarving owls, bears, bowls
Fee: free
*Please visit official website for more information.

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Schedule

from November 01, 2018 to November 30, 2018
Exhibition Hours: 11:00-21:00.

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