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Exhibition: Ainu Stories: Contemporary Lives by the Saru River

Location

Japan House London,

101-111 Kensington High Street, London,
W8 5SA

Dates

This exhibition runs from Tue, 2nd Jan 2024 to Sun, 21st Apr 2024.

Forthcoming dates:

Mon,
4th Mar 2024  
(10am - 8pm)
Tue,
5th Mar 2024  
(10am - 8pm)
Wed,
6th Mar 2024  
(10am - 8pm)
Thu,
7th Mar 2024  
(10am - 8pm)
Fri,
8th Mar 2024  
(10am - 8pm)
Sat,
9th Mar 2024  
(10am - 8pm)
Sun,
10th Mar 2024  
(12pm - 6pm)

Cost: Free of Charge

Description

Experience Ainu culture as it exists today in this exploration of the contemporary lives of this indigenous people of northern Japan.

Historically, members of the Ainu community were not able to fully express their distinct culture, however a movement to celebrate and sustain the Ainu language, textiles, crafts and traditions continues to gather pace, in particular among younger members of the Ainu community.

Ainu Stories is a collaboration with the people of Biratori, an area located in the Saru River basin in southern Hokkaido. Through intimate video interviews and displays of contemporary Ainu works, the exhibition explores four central themes of contemporary Ainu culture: the critically endangered language; society and the preservation of the environment; Ainu textiles, song and dance; and woodcarving and tourism.

The exhibition also reveals surprising historical links between the UK and Biratori, telling the stories of British travelers who forged lasting relationships with the Ainu.

Ainu Stories is complemented by a rich events programme, covering dance, language, cuisine, policy and craft, and featuring guests from Biratori throughout the exhibition period.

Entry to our Gallery for this exhibition is free and booking is encouraged, but drop-ins are also welcome.


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

Reserve tickets at this website

Disclaimer

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All images are supplied by the exhibition organiser.

This exhibition runs from Tue, 2nd Jan 2024 to Sun, 21st Apr 2024

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

March 2024

April 2024

Location

Japan House London,

101-111 Kensington High Street, London,
W8 5SA

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