The other thing we got the chance to participate in while we were stranded in Lake Akan at the weekend was ‘Kamuy Lumina’.
It’s a 1.2km interactive night walk through the forest with the most spectacular and vivid story and illuminations to accompany you.
You’re given an illuminated ‘rhythm staff’ as you enter the forest (that provides instructions, music and glows various colours at different points), and then you enter into an interactive story based on an old Ainu song, where the owl and the jay bird are trying to restore the relationship between humans and the kamuy of the forest. It’s interactive so relax, have fun and test your rhythm!
It takes about an hour to go around, but it’s so captivating. We did the 19:30 Kamuy Lumina and then had plenty of time before the 21:15 Lost Kamuy performance (see a few posts back), and it definitely makes for an awesome evening if you combine both! 😍
You can buy tickets online, or from any hotels locally, but it is worth reserving in advance on peak days! For us, we were just so surprised by the quality and substance of both Kamuy Lumina and Lost Kamuy. Such a great celebration of old and new and definitely makes Akan into somewhere to use as a base while you spend time out east! ❤️
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