January 15, 2005
The first level reconstructed a typical day in the life of the Ainu, through clothing, jewelry, crockery, etc. On the second level are displays tracing their religious beliefs and history. There is also a little activity area for children (and adults) where visitors are taught to create Ainu patterns using paper.
What fascinated me more was the building itself. Dating back to 1926, this building has beautiful, patterned ceramic tiles embedded into the walls... if only walls could talk.
To get there:
Take the tram No 5 and alight at Suehiro-cho station. Cross the road (away from the slopes), and it is the building at the corner.
April to October, 9am to 7pm
November to March, 9am to 5pm
From journal Hokkaido, the JR Express Experience