Try wood carving and embroidery while learning about Ainu crafts. Demonstrations from artisans provide a close-up look at techniques that have been passed down over many generations.
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Wood carving is traditionally done by Ainu men, and is known as okkay kar pe in the Ainu language. Techniques include carving, cutting, shaving, hollowing and bending. This demonstration includes a talk and a video showing the beauty of this craft.
Textile crafts are traditionally done by Ainu women, and are known as menoko kar pe in the Ainu language. Techniques include weaving, sewing and knitting. This demonstration includes a talk and a video showing the beauty of these crafts.