Workshop

School classes and other groups can enjoy workshops such as making and tasting Ainu cuisine and playing traditional musical instruments. Families are welcome, and activities suitable for young children are also available.

    • Performing Arts

    Musical Performance

    • Workshop

    Two of the most iconic Ainu instruments are the mukkuri(a kind of mouth harp) and the tonkori zither. Hear a talk about these instruments, then listen to their beautiful melodies.

    • Performing Arts

    Musical Workshop"Mukkuri for Beginners"

    • Workshop

    Discover the sound of the mukkuri, a kind of mouth harp, and learn how to play it yourself. 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.

    • Video

    Dome Screen Experience “kamuy eyes”

    • Workshop

    The Ainu people have a close connection to animals and view them as kamuy (spirit-deities). See how kamuy view the world in a projection on a semicircular dome. With a panoramic view, you’ll feel as if you’re running wild amid Hokkaido’s abundant nature yourself.

    • Performing Arts

    Musical Workshop "Tonkorii for Beginners"

    • Workshop

    Discover the sound of the tonkori, a stringed instrument, and learn the basics of how to play. Your instructor will tell you about the tonkori and teach you how to hold it properly.

    • Cuisine

    Cooking Workshop "Poroto Kitchen"

    • Workshop

    Learn about Ainu life and culinary culture by preparing and eating delicious traditional dishes made with seasonal ingredients.

    • Cuisine

    Cooking Workshop (Snack) "Ponto Kitchen"

    • Workshop

    In this program, you'll make and eat traditional snack,such as sito (dumplings). This is a great way to learn more about Ainu food culture and daily life.

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