As a special lecture of the IR course’s of Ainu Studies, the General Incorporated Association Sapporo University Urespa Club visited us and game a lecture. The lecture consisted of 2 sessions. Prof. Yuko Honda, representative director of Urespa Club, the vice president of Sapporo University, and the club members introduced their activities in the first half of the lecture. In the second half, they taught us the Ainu dance as they usually do at primary schools.
“I didn’t know much about Ainu culture and how it succeeded. But this time, I actually saw and experienced it. Thanks to this experience, I could understand it.”
“Although I have been living in Hokkaido, I haven’t learned about the Ainu at all. I realized that I have the responsibility to understand the culture as a Hokkaido resident.”
“I have had a passive attitude to Ainu culture. But by learning Ainu dance, now I am interested in Ainu culture.”
That was the great special lecture.
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