Jen L. Teeter of Ten Thousand Things wrote to let me know about a couple of Ainu related events. First off:
The Ainu Art Project will be displaying woodblock prints and embroidery work at Sakaimachi Garow, a beautifully maintained machiya in the heart of Kyoto from December 1st through 6th from 11am-19pm…. Each woodblock print has a story to tell about Ainu conceptions of coexistence with nature, each story encapsulated in one powerful image. The prints are available for purchase… The week of art, expressing the Ainu in modern society, will culminate with Ainu storytelling and a talk led by woodblock print artist and Ainu Art Project founder Koji Yuki, and a live performance by Nagane Aki on the tonkori and mukkuri, two Ainu instruments.
Reservations are required for Sunday’s December 6th’s performance from 3pm-4pm (Email- email@example.com).