Ainu is the native Hokkaido people.
They have their own language, culture, and thoughts.
My friend is not from Hokkaido, but she teaches
embroidery in Tokyo and is very interested in any
kinds of embroidery. So here I’d love to share some
photos from Sapporo.
Each piece is quite big. It used to be
used to decorate their knee-length
jacket/coat. The design is very unique
and each symbolize something from the
nature, like fire, water, sky and so on.