Ainu Wood Carving: Try your Hand at Traditional Ainu Crafting – HOKKAIDO LOVE!

Taiken Kobo Koropokkuru offers lessons in traditional Ainu wood carving. In Ainu spirituality, animals, such as bears, wolves, and insects, are revered as visitors from the divine world. The Ainu people have a particular kinship with bears and traditionally held spiritual ceremonies to thank bears for giving their meat and fur. This reverence of animals is expressed through wood carvings, particularly of bears. In this lesson, you can make your very own carving of a bear and take it home with you as a souvenir!

Taiken Kobo Koropokkuru

2-5-5 Higashimachi, Shiraoi, Shiraoi-gun, Hokkaido