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Ainu and Ryukyu: Life of the Ainu People

"Ainu and Ryukyu: Life of the Ainu People"

Honkan Room 16  August 7, 2018 (Tue) - October 28, 2018 (Sun)

  
Deer Call, Hokkaido Ainu, 19th century (Transferred from the Bureau for the Vienna World Exposition)

The Ainu people, who lived in the harsh environment of Hokkaido and its islands, revered nature and the gods, living their lives in harmony with their natural surroundings. This exhibition features everyday items that shed light on the daily lives of the Ainu. These include hunting and fishing tools that Ainu men used, weaving tools and woven items, such as clothing and bags, used by Ainu women, as well as wooden tableware.

Current exhibit includes:
Storage House (Model), Hokkaido Ainu, 19th century (Transferred from the Bureau for the Vienna World Exposition)
Weaving Beater, Hokkaido Ainu, 19th century
Deer Call, Hokkaido Ainu, 19th century (Transferred from the Bureau for the Vienna World Exposition)
Coat, Hokkaido Ainu, 19th century (Transferred from the Bureau for the Vienna World Exposition)
The Village of Koropokkur, By Oda To'u, Dated 1907