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. The mukkuri can be taken home after the workshop. *In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the mukkuri cannot currently be played during the workshop.

    • Crafts

    Watch Ainu Crafts

    • Crafts Studio

    This talk and video about okkay kar pe (men's crafts) and menoko kar pe (women's crafts) will show you how fascinating crafts can be.

    • Crafts

    Woodcarving Workshop "inuye=an ro"

    • Crafts Studio

    Hear a talk about Ainu woodcarving and try making a wooden smartphone stand with an Ainu pattern. The stand can be taken home after the workshop.

    • Crafts

    Embroidery Workshop "ikarkar=an ro"

    • Crafts Studio

    Hear a talk about Ainu embroidery and try embroidering a fabric coaster, a wrapping cloth bag or a wooden frame with an Ainu pattern. Embroidered items can be taken home after the workshop.

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