November 29, 2012

Ainu Films, Exhibitions & Workshops - November & December, 2012

Several Ainu events are scheduled for late November (tomorrow!) through early December (and onwards!) as follows:


Ainu Film Screening
The 60th Anniversary of The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Film in the Museum: Screenings before National Film Center

Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the foundation of the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, this special event will make a retrospective review of the screening projects conducted in the 1950s when Film Library, predecessor of National Film Center, came into existence.

As one of the many programs, “River Fishing of the Ainu,” a 23 minute black and white film from 1953, will be screened as one of three films (the others being “The World of the Vaccum” and “Natural Society of Japanese Macaques”) included in the Culture/Documentary Film Program (2).

Culture/Documentary Film Program (2) will be screened
November 30 (Fri), 17:00
December 22 (Sat), 11:00

Venue: National Film Center
National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo


Mini-showing of TOKYO Ainu in Nakano

Date: December 2 (Sun)
Time: OPEN 13:30 START 14:00

Tickets: 1500 yen (no presale)
*you may use supporter tickets sent to you by the production committee

Reservations: Reservations required, as seating is limited.
Please make reservations through the online form.

2-17-9 Arai, Nakano-ku, Tokyo
*13-minute walk from JR/Tozai Line Nakano Station
*10-minute walk from Seibu Shinjuku Line Numabukuro Station

Organized by "TOKYO Ainu" Screening Committee

Click here for more info on the film in English.


-Storytellers of the Wind-

There will be an exhibition of both traditional Ainu crafts and the works of modern Ainu artists at the Matsuura Takeshiro Memorial Museum in Matsusaka, Mie. There will also be special workshops and discussions arranged during the exhibition period as well.

Venue: Matsuura Takeshiro Memorial Museum
383 Onoe-cho, Matsusaka, Mie
TEL: (0598)56-6847 FAX: (0598)56-7328

Dates: December 4 (Tue) – January 20 (Sun)
*Closed every Monday (or the next day if holiday), December 29 to January 3
Times: 9:30 to 16:30
General - 300 yen (200 yen for groups of 20+)
6 to 18 years old - 200 yen (100 yen for groups of 20+)
6 years and under are free, discount of 100 yen for JAF members (up to 5 people)

Gallery Talk
Dates: December 9 (Sun) & January 12 (Sat)
Time: 11:00 – 12:00
*Exhibition Admission required

Music Workshops
Description: Experience the Ainu instruments tonkori and mukkur (free mukkur provided)
Date: December 16 (Sun)
Times: 10:00 – 11:30 & 13:30 – 15:00
50 person capacity for each workshop (first come first serve on day of)
Participation is Free

Embroidery Workshops
Description: Experience making Ainu embroidery
Date: January 13 (Sun)
Times: 10:00 – 12:00 & 13:30 – 15:30
Reservations required (up to 20 people for each workshop), please call or fax the museum
Participation is Free

Organized by:
Matsusaka City, Mastusaka Board of Education

Support from:
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Agency for Cultural Affairs, Hokkaido Prefecture, Hokkaido Board of Education, Mie Prefecture, Mie Board of Education, Hokkaido Ainu Association

Exhibition Materials from:
Koji Kaizawa, Tamami Kaizawa, Toru Kaizawa, Noriko Kawamura, The Ainu Museum, Tatsumi Sato, Masamitsu Takiguchi, Nuburi Toko, Kohei Fujito, Takeki Fujito, Hiroshima Museum of History, Historical Museum of Hokkaido


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