Urespa Festa is an annual Ainu culture festival held by Urespa Club in Sapporo University, Hokkaido. Urespa in Ainu language means ‘together, mutual’. It is hoped that through the festival, Japanese students of Ainu & Wajin descent can together learn about Ainu culture. The 8th Urespa Festa was held last October, with Golden Kamuy as the main focus. On October 29, there was a speech by Chiba University’s Nakagawa Hiroshi (Golden Kamuy’s Ainu language consultant), followed by a panel discussion with the professor, Ookuma Hakkou (Golden Kamuy’s managing editor), and craftsman Kaizawa Toru, who made Kiroranke’s makiri (knife) that Noda-sensei once tweeted.
Here, not in an exact order, we presented points that were kindly noted and tweeted by @mugich さんon Twitter. We also added a few details from other fans who were present at the speech and the panel discussion.
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