"Shiraoi." Shiraoi Ainu Museum - Day Trip Tip by Sharrie


<BR>Head for <font face='papyrus', color='006699'><b>SHIRAOI</b></font> (about 30 mins train ride from Noboribetsu): A reconstructed <font face='papyrus', color='006699'><b>AINU VILLAGE</b></font> with the Ainu people demonstrating traditional art & crafts.
<BR>Long ago, there used to live the Ainu who were fishing & hunting people in all over Hokkaido & then Shiraoi was one of the largest Ainu villages.
<BR>This Ainu village was rebuilt in 1965 & the Ainu Museum in 1984 in order to work on preservation & research in the Ainu culture & to transmit the precious cultural property of the Ainu to the next generation.
<BR>See how the Ainu tribe live & learn their crafts & the climate they are subjected to.

Address: <BR>SHIRAOI

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  • Written Sep 16, 2002
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