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Hokkaido Shiraoi | A Glimpse of the Ainu Lifestyle

Hokkaido Shiraoi | A Glimpse of the Ainu Lifestyle

Shiraoi is a small town with population around 20,000 located in southwest of Chitose Airport and most of the area of the town is forested and parts lie within the Shikotsu-Toya National Park. The town is most famous for Shiraoi Ainu Museum or called Porotokotan. Ainu culture and lifestyle is shown in an outdoor reproduction of a small Ainu village and inside a conventional museum building. Several performances, such as traditional Ainu dances, are held throughout the day.

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