Experience Plan

  • Experience Plan

Lake Akan Ainu Traditions Craft Woodcarving

Lake Akan Ainu Traditions Craft Woodcarving

The Ainu traditional craft community at Lake Akan has produced many wonderful works of art, such as wood carvings. This class offers visitors a chance to experience woodcarving while learning about these traditional techniques. A master woodcarver of the Ainu Kotan will provide easy-to-understand instructions, and even first-timers will be able to create their own woodcarving. We also provide fun and rewarding programs for study groups and school field trips. ✱ Please take your woodcarving as a souvenir. (Minimum 5 students) ✱ Reservations are required for this class.

Fee per Person ¥1,400
Time Needed 60 Minutes
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Lake Akan Ainu Theater <Ikor>
TEL +81 154-67-2727

Get Close to Ainu Culture Embroidery

Get Close to Ainu Culture Embroidery

This class allows you to experience Ainu traditional pattern embroidery, a heritage which has been passed unbroken from mother to child since long ago. These patterns were first developed to ward off evil spirits. Female instructors from the Ainu Kotan will provide easy-to-understand instruction, and even first-timers will be able to create their own embroidery. Your highly-experienced instructor will start from the basics, to create an interesting and rewarding lesson. You will make an original coaster, which is yours to keep as a memento of this experience. ✱ Reservations are required for this class. (Minimum 5 students)

Fee per Person ¥1,600 (every 30 minute extension is an additional ¥500.)
Time Needed 60 Minutes
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Lake Akan Ainu Theater <Ikor>
TEL +81 154-67-2727

The Sound of Traditional Ainu Instrument Mukkuri Resounds over Lake Akan Mukkuri Class

The Sound of Traditional Ainu Instrument Mukkuri Resounds over Lake Akan  Mukkuri Class

The mukkuri (mouth harp) is a traditional musical instrument of the Ainu people. In this class, you will learn the basics of how to play this instrument, as well as how to create sounds of nature such as raindrops, bear cub cries, and blowing wind. You will also enjoy a demonstration of the mukkuri's rich range of expression, including human emotions such as the sigh of a maiden in love. You may also take home your mukkuri as a souvenir. ✱ Please take mukkuri lessons in combination with other classes. On the left is a new-style mukkuri, which does not use a string, and can be easily played with the hand. On the right is a traditional mukkuri, which will be used in this lesson. Please take your mukkuri with you as a souvenir.

Fee per Person ¥600
Time Needed 60 Minutes
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Lake Akan Ainu Theater <Ikor>
TEL +81 154-67-2727

Mukkuri Making Plan

Mukkuri Making Plan

Why not try making your own mukkuri as a memento of your trip to the Ainu Kotan? (Reservations require at least 5 people) Note: This plan requires reservations.

Fee per Person ¥1,100 (includes materials, tools and instruction)
Time Needed 60 Minutes
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Lake Akan Ainu Theater <Ikor>
TEL +81 154-67-2727

Carrying on Ainu History Lecture The History of the Ainu People

Carrying on Ainu History Lecture The History of the Ainu People

The Ainu are the indigenous people of Japan, with their own culture and way of living in coexistence with nature. This lecture is aimed at passing on the long-preserved spirit and history of the Ainu people, and telling of their living culture, to future generations.

Fee per Person ¥220 / ¥440 Groups Only (15 or more)
Time Needed 15 Minutes / 30 Minutes
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Lake Akan Ainu Theater <Ikor>
TEL +81 154-67-2727

Crafting Class Group Application (Please apply in groups of 15 or more)

Wood Carving Class (Nameplate)

Adult / Student Groups (15 or more) Only

Available: All Year Round
Fee per Person Adults ¥1,200 School Aged Children ¥880
Time Needed 60 Minutes
Reservations
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Lake Akan Ainu Theater <Ikor>
TEL +81 154-67-2727

Embroidery

Adult Groups (5 or more) Only

Available: All Year Round
Fee per Person ¥1,600 (Includes finished product to take home)
Time Needed 60 Minutes
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Lake Akan Ainu Theater <Ikor>
TEL +81 154-67-2727

Mukkuri Training

Adult / Student Groups (15 or more) Only

Available: All Year Round
Fee per Person ¥600 (Includes finished product to take home)
Time Needed 15 Minutes
Reservations
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Lake Akan Ainu Theater <Ikor>
TEL +81 154-67-2727

Mukkuri Making Plan

Adult / Student Groups (15 or more) Only

Available: All Year Round
Fee per Person Adults ¥1,000 School Aged Children ¥880
Time Needed 60 Minutes
Reservations
Enquiries
Lake Akan Ainu Theater <Ikor>
TEL +81 154-67-2727

Lecture – History of the Ainu People

Groups (15 or more) Only (Only available in combination with another plan)

Available: All Year Round
Fee per Person ¥220 / ¥440
Time Needed 15 Minutes / 30 Minutes
Reservations
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Lake Akan Ainu Theater <Ikor>
TEL +81 154-67-2727

It's also possible to combine with Ainu Ancient Ceremonial Dance viewing.

  • Admission
    Ancient ceremonial dance + Mukkuri Class + +Lecture (15 minute session) (Total of about 1 hour)
    ●Normal Group: ¥1,800 ●Middle/High School Group (15 or more): ¥1,570
It's also possible to combine with Ainu Ancient Ceremonial Dance viewing.

Reservations Enquiries
Lake Akan Ainu Theater <Ikor>
TEL +81 154-67-2727

Access

Lake Akan Ainu Theater <Ikor>
7-84, Akankoonsen 4-chome, Akancho, Kushiro City, Hokkaido
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