Crafts Studio

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.

    • Performing Arts

    Mukkuri-making Workshop "mukkuri a=kar ro"

    • Crafts Studio

    Try carving a mukkuri, a kind of mouth harp, with a chisel, then learn how to play it. *In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, you cannot put the mukkuri to your mouth during the workshop.

    • Crafts

    Watch Ainu Crafts

    • Crafts Studio

    See demonstrations and exhibitions of all kinds of okkay kar pe (men's crafts) and menoko kar pe (women's crafts). The craftspeople will tell you about their crafts while they work.

    • Crafts

    Woodcarving Workshop "inuye=an ro"

    • Crafts Studio

    Hear a talk about okkay kar pe (men's crafts) and carve an Ainu pattern into a wooden smartphone stand.

    • Crafts

    Embroidery Workshop "ikarkar=an ro"

    • Crafts Studio

    Hear a talk about menoko kar pe (women’s crafts) and try embroidering an Ainu pattern on one of several items.

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