Ainu (Hokkaido Aborigine) Village

Date:  Dec 12, 2015

Ater a good 2.5 hours walk in the nature and watching bird….

After a very good tasty Shiraoi Beef steak…

We now heading to the Ainu (Hokkaido Aborigine) village.

I have been to Hokkaido many many times, but I did not know that there are aborigine in Japan.  I did not know that these aborigine from Hokkaido are the one who lives in Japan soil for many many years.  And now we do.

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There are museum here, there are some animal farm here, and some theatre here and lots of nature things to see.

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This is the Japanese who map the whole Hokkaido map.

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You can feed the bear here.

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Or you can see the lovely Hokkaido dog here.

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We also enjoy the cultural music performance.

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The local sing and dance performance.  And their dresses looks a bit like Taiwan aborigine too.  I wonder if they are related.

Most important event for this museum trip is to learn how to play the local music instrument, Mukkuri.

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Our aim is to at least play one or two tunes from this Mukkuri.  Take a look at how the expert or professional plays it.

Unfortunately, all of us failed playing a song.  hahahaha It is very hard.

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Basically,  Mukkuri is a piece of bamboo plate and you need to place the bamboo instrument close to your lips and there is a string for you to pull in a way to make vibration and the tones will come out according to the shape and size of your mouth opening.  Chim…  But it was fun.

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You always can learn a lot of things from the museum.  And now the kids can read, it makes it easier for them to learn.

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After the museum trip.  We are back to our hotel.  Just in time to take an onsen and then waiting for our Kaiseki dinner.

All of us are hungry.

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Kay Kay has his favourite fresh uni, ikura don bowl.

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He also has fresh salmon sashimi for dinner.

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As for the rest of us, we eat these.  11 course Kaiseki dinner.

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Appetiser.

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Soup Bowl.

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The Sake from the Hotel.

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All of us are hungry and happy with our food.

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Some gluten rice.

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Our grill food.

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And we really grill it.

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To end the day, we have marshmallow for the kids.

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Of course, they love it.

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And since we BBQ a lot of stuff, so, we have to take another bath after our dinner.  Which is just nice before we go into bed.  hahaha

===== How I book the tour =====

This is our private tour van in Hokkaido.

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This is the 3 days tour itinerary.

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And I book it from Ms. Misa Kawata-san from Hokkaido Treasure Island Travel Inc.  I have done two trips with them, and we were happy with their services.

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