Capstone 2017: March 17, Hokkaido Museum

From Ayana, Capstone Japan student:

After the Pioneer Village, we went to a museum where we can learn history, nature, culture of Hokkaido. It was AMAZING! It had detailed models and real things like a Tonnkori. This was one of native Ainu people's instruments. It looked like a Koto, but like a guitar. We got to play it and was a lot fun. We learned about histories of Hokkaido before leaving for capstone trip, so we knew some of it, but it was so cool actually seeing it and leaning about it more. 

I am very glad to have capstone at our school! Thank you!

Interior of Ainu house

Interior of Ainu house

The Ainu raised baby bears!

The Ainu raised baby bears!

Leanne really loves fish!

Leanne really loves fish!

Playing the Tonnkori

Playing the Tonnkori

Listening to samples of Ainu language and song

Listening to samples of Ainu language and song