Nitayto Forest and Lake Museum of Fine Art

Nitayto Forest and Lake Museum of Fine Art

Go deep into the forest, guided by the chirping of wild birds, and you will find the Nitayto Forest and Lake Museum of Fine Art. The Ainu people's unique culture was born of their coexistence with the natural world. The artisans of the Ainu Kotan use their skills in woodworking or craft art to represent that lifestyle, as well as the passage of the four seasons' hunting, gathering, fishing and ceremonies. Here you can travel back in time with the displays of old tourist posters, authentic used Ainu dugout canoes, and more. You can also see valuable video of the village protector Kotankoro Kamuy (Blakiston's fish owl).

  • Nitayto Forest and Lake Museum of Fine Art

Nitayto Forest and Lake Museum of Fine Art

  • Open:
    May - October
  • Admission:
    Adults (Middle School and Older) \500 Elementary School Children \300
Nitayto Forest and Lake Museum of Fine Art

In addition to works from Ainu Kotan's woodworkers of the Ainu lifestyle and four seasons' hunting and gathering, this gallery displays papercraft and more to give a full taste of the world of art.
You can also see valuable video of the village protector Kotankoro Kamuy (Blakiston's fish owl).
The displays of old tourist posters, authentic old used Ainu dugout canoes, and more help create an atmosphere of nostalgia for better days.
The gallery is deep in the forest, so let the chirping of birds soothe and guide you.

Access

Nitayto Forest and Lake Museum of Fine Art
2-1, Akankoonsen 5-chome, Akancho, Kushiro City, Hokkaido
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