Ainu culture transmission base in Shiraoi-cho, Hokkaido 9th Private viewing for local residents 11:48 on June 2nd
About "UPOPOI", the transmission base of Ainu culture in Shiraoi-cho, Hokkaido, whose operation has been postponed, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism has announced that it will hold a private exhibition for townsmen from this month.
"Upopoi" is a facility with a national museum, etc. established by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism in Shiraoi Town, Hokkaido, to transmit the Ainu culture. Originally planned to open in April, the new coronavirus infection Due to the expansion, the opening date has been postponed.
Regarding this, the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Akabane said at a press conference on the 2nd, "I will show the guidelines for measures against infectious diseases so that people can visit the facility with peace of mind, and first of all, let the Shiraoi townspeople first give priority to seeing Upopoi. I would like to have Upopoi grow as a local thing and lead to the opening of business," he said that he will hold a private exhibition for Shiraoi town residents from 9th to 14th of this month. .
Regarding the timing of the full-scale opening of the facility for the general public, Akabane said, ``Based on this preview, the situation of the new coronavirus infection, the opinions of experts, etc., we will discuss the timing carefully with the local people. I have high expectations for the local community, so I would like to make a prompt decision within the allowable range."