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AINU Cultural Center (Sapporo Pirka Kotan)

27 Koganeyu, Minami-ku, Sapporo 061-2274, Hokkaido
+81 11-596-5961
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Indigenous acknowledgement

I think having an indigenous cultural centre acts as an opportunity for reconciliation and... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2016
Steve H
via mobile
Fascinating and disappointing at the same time

We really valued the chance to learn about the Ainu, particularly since information about them is... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2014
beroccstar
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Kamakura, Japan
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History tells us that the Ainu were the only indigenous people in Japan; this center is part of an effort to preserve the lost culture.
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  • Very good49%
  • Average38%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
25 Jun 2016
“Indigenous acknowledgement”
17 Feb 2014
“Fascinating and disappointing at the same time”
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27 Koganeyu, Minami-ku, Sapporo 061-2274, Hokkaido
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Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

I think having an indigenous cultural centre acts as an opportunity for reconciliation and acknowledgment of the past. The centre is rather interesting inside, as you wonder at the thinking behind the artifacts and outside, with the replicas of the fishing boat and the housing...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 18 February 2014

We really valued the chance to learn about the Ainu, particularly since information about them is so well hidden in mainstream Japan... I've lived in Japan for over 10yrs and know very little about them. The trip out there is long and tedious. Best to...More

4  Thank beroccstar
Reviewed 18 November 2009

Visited this site last summer, and I'm glad I did. From a historical point of view, I enjoyed learning something the Japanese have been hiding for generations. It saddened me, of course, to learn of yet another suppressed group of people, but I am glad...More

2  Thank treerod1
Reviewed 24 January 2008

While staying in Sapporo, I became interested in learning more about the Ainu. After taking the 60 minute bus ride to the Hokkaido Ainu Center, I was a little disappointed. Perhaps it would be better when there is not a lot of snow on the...More

2  Thank lucycat
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