As obvious by my silence, my sincere intent to update my blog semi-regularly has definitely been met with complete and utter failure! It is already winter here in Hokkaido, and when looking back at my photos from fall, it makes me wonder what is hiding under all of this snow! Research has been plodding along, and I am looking forward to the extended holiday to really crank out some writing without having classes to attend.
For those that are interested and living in the Sapporo area, there is a really interesting event happening this Sunday (January 26th, 2014) at Hokkaido University that is open to the public. It is titled “Promotion and Communication of Ainu Arts and Culture: Learning from the Native American Art Shows in the U.S. Southwest” (アイヌ・アートが担う新たな役割―米国先住民アートショーに学ぶ). If you have an interest, it begins at 1pm (doors open at 12:30pm). There will also be Japanese/English translation.