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Central Area Nibutani Ainu Culture Museum ~Wooden Coaster-Making Experience~

  • Nibutani Ainu Culture Museum ~Wooden Coaster-Making Experience~

  • Nibutani Ainu Culture Museum ~Wooden Coaster-Making Experience~

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At the Nibutani Ainu Culture Museum in Biratori Town, you can learn about Ainu culture from the roughly 1,000 items on permanent display, including daily necessities from the Ainu tribe of the Saru River Basin. Professional woodcarvers will teach you how to embroider traditional Ainu patterns and make coasters with Ainu patterns carved into them. You will actually see, touch, and experience the traditional culture of the Ainu people, which is crucial for understanding the history of Hokkaido.

Course schedule

1Gather at the site (13:00)
2wooden coaster-making experience (90 minutes)
3visit the Nibutani Ainu Culture Museum in Biratori Town (30 minutes)
4finish (15:00)

Basic information

itinerary
January 16 to December 15
Time required
2 hours
Implementation time
13:00~
price
Adults: 2,400 yen, Elementary/Middle School Students: 2,150 yen

[Groups (20 or more people)]
Adults: 1,900 yen, Elementary/Middle School Students: 1,650 yen

*Covers the price of both the wooden coaster-making experience and the museum entrance fee.
multilingual
Staff speak Japanese only.
Exhibit descriptions are available in English, traditional Chinese, simplified Chinese, and Korean (QR code can be scanned with a smartphone to display the text).
Precautions
*More than 10 artisans are currently unable to make wooden coasters due to COVID-19.
April 16 to November 15: Open daily
November 16 to April 15: Closed Mondays
December 16 to January 15: Closed

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