Systemwide Events Calendar
Arts Exhibition: Ainu Treasures: A Living Tradition in Northern JapanJanuary 20, 2013 - May 5, 2013
Manoa Campus, East-West Center Gallery, John A. Burns Hall
The Ainu are an indigenous people of Japan. “Ainu” means “human” in the Ainu language. They once inhabited northern Honshu (Japan’s largest island), Hokkaido, southern Sakhalin, and the Kurile Islands. Most Ainu now live in Hokkaido, with a limited number in Tokyo, in other parts of Japan, and abroad.
In recent decades, indigenous people throughout the world have taken the initiative to revive their traditional cultures and the Ainu are no exception. One of the examples of such an attempt is a project for Ainu artists to make replicas of Ainu artifacts owned by various museums. This activity is helpful for the Ainu people to regain what has been lost and integrate the traditional skills of ancestors into contemporary works. Moreover, these new cultural resources inspire both innovation and creativity among Ainu artists.
This exhibition features modern Ainu masterpieces and reproductions of Ainu artifacts held by Hokkaido University’s Botanic Garden Museum; early 20th century Ainu handicrafts from the Bishop Museum in Honolulu; historic and contemporary photographs of Ainu craftsmen; and video clips showing historical and social context.
Curator: Michael Schuster
Guest Curator, Photographer: Koji Yamasaki
Additional research: Masaru Kato, Nanako Iwasa, Vincent Mitsuharu Okada
Exhibit design: Lynne Najita,Michael Schuster
Guest visual artists and lecturers: Toru Kaizawa, Jirota Kitahara
Guest performers: Oki, Marewrew, Shusei Toko, Ikuo Yamamaru
The Ainu Treasures project was made possible by generous support from The Japan Foundation and Hawaiian Airlines.
Additional support provided by the Hawaii Pacific Rim Society, Friends of Hawaii Charities, Honolulu Festival, The Foundation for Research and Promotion of Ainu Culture, The Ainu Association of Hokkaido, and contributors to the EWC Foundation, including members of the EWC Arts ‘Ohana.
Arts Program, East-West Center, Manoa Campus
|Wednesday, March 6|
Manoa Campus, Campus Center Executive Dining Room
|8:30am||Mobile Veterans Center Returns to Campus
Manoa Campus, The area between Andrews Ampitheater and Krauss Hall
|9:45am||TC - Flexibility and Tai Chi (3 of 4)
Windward Campus, Hale Kuhina 115
|11:30am||Special Microbiology / Biology Seminar
Manoa Campus, St. John 11
|11:30am||Healthy Cooking for Busy Parents
Manoa Campus, QLC #412
|12:00pm||Public Health Final Oral
Manoa Campus, Biomedical Sciences Bldg, Rm. D-207
|12:00pm||Hawaiian Studies Career Workshop
Hawai'i Campus, Kaneikeao - Bldg. 379 Rm. 1
|12:00pm||Spring 2013 Faculty Speaker Series: Teaching Kuleana and Aloha Aina
Manoa Campus, Burns Hall 2118, East-West Center
|12:30pm||East-West Toastmasters Public Speaking Club Meeting
Manoa Campus, Sinclair Library 201
|12:30pm||Biology Seminar: Dr. Tyrone Hayes
Manoa Campus, Crawford 105
|1:00pm||Biggest Loser | Workout Wednesdays
Honolulu Campus, Building 2-113 (Grassy Area)
|2:30pm||Informational Meeting for Study Abroad in India
Manoa Campus, Sakamaki A201
|4:00pm||ECE Club Meeting
Honolulu Campus, Bldg 2, Room 208
|4:30pm||Translating Science to Practice: Human Milk and Breastfeeding
Manoa Campus, Queen Liliuokalani Center, Room 412
|5:00pm||Chess Club at UH Manoa Meeting
Manoa Campus, Campus Center room 309
Manoa Campus, Prime Time in the Earle Ernst Lab Theatre
- Highlighted dates have scheduled events.
- Select the date to view all events for that day.
- Lineage : A Family Tree of Printmakers
- The White Rose : nonviolent resistance against the Nazi regime
- Arts Exhibition: Ainu Treasures: A Living Tradition in Northern Japan
- Biggest Loser Challenge
- Phoebe Cummings: Cella
- L. Stephen Lau Water Research Endowed Scholarship 2013
- 11th Annual Temple Emanu-El Kirk Cashmere Jewish Film Festival
- Liminal, an MFA thesis exhibition by Jessica Orfe
- Richard Royal, Visiting Glass Artist
- Launch Ceremony: World's First Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Health Degree