The artistic appearance and familiar feel make for ideal mementoes of your visit to Kushiro. A wide range of items are available, from accessories to crockery.

The unique designs, which have talisman meanings, are carved or stitched one-by-one into formal garments and important tools. And the skills that have been handed down from ancient times are still alive today.

Numerous one-off designs are particularly popular commemorative goods. Many are in the form of owls and bears, which are symbols of Ainu gods, and are so real they look as if they would move at any minute.

The Akan Ainu Industrial Arts Association

  • ■Address
     4-7-84, Akancho Akankonsen, Kushiro-shi, Hokkaido
  • ■Telephone
  • ■Foreign languages available
     Product Guide
    * May vary depending on the store
  • ■Available languages
     English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean
    * May vary depending on the store
  • ■Payment method
     Credit cards accepted(VISA, Mastercard, JCB, AMEX, DinersClub, UnionPay)
    WeChat Pay settlement accepted
    * May vary depending on the store

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