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Ainu and Ryukyu: Life of the Ainu People

"Ainu and Ryukyu: Life of the Ainu People"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 16  September 27, 2016 (Tue) - December 18, 2016 (Sun)

  
Model of Boat, Hokkaido Ainu, 19th century (Gift of the Hokkaido Administration Office)

The Ainu people have long dwelled in the harsh climate of Japan’s northernmost regions, including Hokkaido and its neighboring islands, worshipping and living in harmony with nature.
This exhibition introduces the traditional Ainu way of life through an array of hunting, fishing, and weaving tools, fabrics and garments, as well as wooden dishes.

Current exhibit includes:
Model of Storage House, Hokkaido Ainu, 19th century (Transferred from the Bureau for the Vienna World Exposition)
Kina
Mat, Hokkaido Ainu, 19th century (Transferred from the Bureau for the Vienna World Exposition, On exhibit through November 6, 2016)
Kina
Mat, Hokkaido Ainu, 19th century (Transferred from the Bureau for the Vienna World Exposition, On exhibit from Nobember 8, 2016)
Marek
HarpoonFor catching salmons, Hokkaido Ainu, 19th century (Transferred from the Bureau for the Vienna World Exposition)
Coat,
Hokkaido Ainu, 19th century (Gift of Mr.Tokugawa Yorisada, On exhibit through November 6, 2016)
Striped Robe,
Hokkaido Ainu, 19th century (Gift of Mr. Tokugawa Yorisada, On exhibit from Nobember 8, 2016)
Model of Boat,
Hokkaido Ainu, 19th century (Gift of the Hokkaido Administration Office)