This time we split into two groups for the return trip, some of
us going by plane, and the rest by boat. On the last day we went
to a hot spring in an Ainu village. After observing some of the
Ainu lifestyle and traditional dance we had a go at the Mukkuri,
an instrument made of bamboo. One of our students made a Mukkuri
that sounded even better than the ones for sale and spent the boat
trip home enveloped in serious practice.