We will be opening our first event at Chipsanquet!


On August 19 and 20 (Sun.), the annual Ainu traditional event “Chipsanke” will be held in Nibutani, Biratori Town.
Chipsanke is the Ainu word for “boat-launching festival. After the traditional Ainu ceremony to ensure the safety of the festival, visitors can actually experience a boat ride down the Saru River in a chippu (wooden boat).

Nibutani Works will also sell ramgu products and event-exclusive T-shirts on the 19th and 20th.
Why not take this opportunity to experience traditional Ainu culture up close and personal and come visit Nibutani? We look forward to seeing you.

■Chipsanke Schedule
《Saturday, August 19, eve of the festival》
13:00〜14:00 Yukara and the Storyteller
17:00〜18:30 Utumnukara (Ainu wedding ceremony)
18:30〜20:30 Bon Festival dance
21:00〜    exchange meeting

《8月20日(日)regular festival》
10:00〜10:45 Marriage Stone Festival 
10:00〜15:00 Wood Carving Experience
11:00〜12:30 Kamuinomi, ancient dance
13:00〜15:30 Chipsanke (grated from a boat)
13:00〜14:00 Yukara and the Storyteller

Around Nibutani Kotan

■T-Shirt Sales Locations
Tent booth in front of Kayano Shigeru Museum
〒055-0101 79-4 Nibutani, Hiratori-cho, Saru-gun, Hokkaido  Click here for MAP

■Date and time of T-shirt sales
2023/8/19 15:00~18:00
2023/8/20 10:00~15:30