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May 31, 2012 - In Search of Ainu Culture

I'm on a local train headed back to Sapporo. Last night I stayed in a log cabin Youth Hostel on a horse farm in Toyosato, about 2 hours away. It was owned by the parents of one of Akie's friends. She had arranged for me to stay there after I expressed an interest in visiting the Ainu Culture Museum in Nibutani. It's always a bit nerve wracking to take rural trains in Japan. Not knowing if there will be any signs in English but I always seem to manage with the help of a Japanese train schedule app on my iPhone. Akie's friend Yumiko met me at...

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