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Kaneto Kawamura Ainu Museum川村カ子トアイヌ記念館

Memorial Hall

This is the oldest Ainu museum in Japan established in 1916 with the aim of protecting and passing on Ainu folk culture. In addition to exhibits of tools from Ainu daily life and valuable materials, mainly from the Asahikawa area, the museum runs programs that include performances of the mukkuri, a folk musical instrument, experiences of classical dance, and embroidery workshops (bookings required). You can also purchase original merchandise and folk clothing with Ainu pattern motifs.


Hokkaido Asahikawashi Hokumonchou 11

phone 0166512461


Review of Kaneto Kawamura Ainu Museum

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Reviewed:2016/12/20 small museum, big history!
It's a small museum, but very informative and also run by an Ainu man. There are some English language signs and leaflets. The buildings are in traditional Ainu style. Get a number 24 bus from the...
Reviewed:2016/06/04 worth the walk
having spent 2 weeks travelling around Hokkaido this was the best and most informative of the various Ainu attractions. quite tricky to find as on a side street - we used google maps plus the visitor...
Reviewed:2014/06/08 Ainu History
Great little museum, original building from early 1900's and wonderful displays of old photos and samples of clothing, skis, dugouts, art and tools! Woman in charge does needle traditional needlework...

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open everyday
[Admission fee] Adults 500yen, Junior and senior high school student 400yen, Elementary School Students 300yen, Elementary school age students and under Free (Fees for groups, Disability discount, JAF member discount etc.)
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