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Hokkaido Traditional Arts and Crafts Village

Hokkaido Traditional Arts and Crafts Village is located to the west of the city, as it is on a top of a hill you can see a view of the Asahikawa town. The village is composed of three museums, Snow Crystals Museum, Fabric Museum and Yukara Textiles Museum.

Snow Crystals Museum

Snow Crystals Museum
Yukara Textiles Museum

Main building of this village is
"Yukara Textiles Museum"

Yukara textiles originated in Asahikawa by Aya KIUCHI. She created natural beauties of the four seasons of Hokkaido by hand-woven. These design motifs are imagined from the nature as Lake Masyu, Wild roses, and Floating ice, Snow Crystals.



Hours : 09:00-17:30(Apr. - Nov.) 09:00-17:00(Feb. - Mar.)
Closed : Monday(Feb. - Mar.)

Admission Fees : Adults 450 yen,

Address : Minamigaoka, Asahikawa-shi
Phone : 0166-63-2211



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Kawamura Ainu Museum

Kawamura Ainu Museum

During Ainu's long history, their society and culture was progressively destroyed due to the assimilation policy of the Japanese government, and many people experienced discrimination and were forced to live in poverty. Consequently, the existence of traditional Ainu culture - which is the source of their pride as an ethnic group - is now being threatened, and its preservation and promotion is urgently needed

-quote from guide of FRPAC -



Boots made from Salmon skin

Boots made from Salmon skin

Ainu produced a variety of folk costumes, daily tools and ritualistic tools by their view of nature. I was surprise at fish skin shoes and dress, and especially cooking tools made of wood. I wonder if how to cooking by wooden pans ?



Hours : 09:00-17:00 (July and August : 08:00-18:00)
Closed : Open through the year

Admission Fees : Adults 500 yen,

Address : 11 Kitamon-cho, Asahikawa City, Hokkaido
Phone : 0166-51-2461



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Biei

Biei located 32km south from Asahikawa, I drove down along Daisetu National Park to Biei. This area is famous for TV commercial and cinema.

Biei

Hills of Patchwork

Potatoes, beans, wheat, deferent colors of farm produce are spread firm ground like a patchwork quilt.



Takushin-kan
Takushin-kan


Takushin-kan is Photo Gallery of Shinzo MAEDA

He loved landscape of Biei and left many work. You can see his beautiful and sensible photographs at this gallery.



Hours :09:00-17:00 (Apr.-Oct.)
10:00-16:00 (Nov.-Mar.)

Open through the year

Admission free.

Phone : 0166-92-3355



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