Ainu Attire Kimono for Halle Day

For the Opening of the National Ainu Museum

June 26(Sat.) to August 9 (Mon.) ,2021

The Japan Folk Crafts Museum

 In 2020, the National Ainu Museum opened in Shiraoi Town, Hokkaido.  To commemorate the museum’s opening, the Shoto Museum of Art will introduce the clothing culture of the Ainu people.

First, the exhibition will examine the diversity of materials used in Ainu garments, such as kimono made from bark and grass fibers. It will also touch on the richness of Ainu designs through cotton garments decorated with various styles of embroidery, such as ruunpe (robes with embroidery and delicate applique) and kaparamip (cotton garments with embroidered pattems  made from a large volume of white cloth). The exhibition will introduce Ainu special occasion attire, which feature gorgeous and unique pattems.



Duration June 26(Sat.) to August 9 (Mon.) ,2021
AdmissionGeneral: ¥700 (¥560)
University Students:¥560 (¥440)
High-School Students/Seniors 60 and Older:¥350 (¥280)
Elementary/Junior-High-School Students:¥100 (¥80)

*Numbers inside parentheses ( ) are admission fees for Shibuya residents.
*Elementary and junior-high-school students are admitted free of charge on Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays and during the summer vacation.
*Shibuya residents are admitted free of charge on Fridays.
*Persons with disabilities and up to one attendant are admitted free of charge.
ClosedMondays(except for August 9)
Organized by The Shoto Museum of Art
with the special cooperation of the National Ainu Mueum