The Ainu Museum, Shiraoi Poroto Kotan


The museum is exhibiting Ainu culture of Hokkaido. Ainu is one of an aborigine in Hokkaido. The museum was established for studying and preserving its culture, also making it popular.

There are some houses called ‘Chise’  which are traditional Ainu house around the museum. You can look inside them and experience to make some Ainu music instrument called ‘Mukkuri’, craft works like embroidery and traditional dance.

The museum shop is available for souvenir. You will find some nice Ainu wood sculpture, music instrumental and clothes.

This is worth visiting.

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