There were five Americans, Ted and me, Jamie from my Japanese class and her husband, and a woman we met on the trip who is from Hawaii, among the group of 20 foreigners. The group of 20 Japanese Rotarians and 20 foreigners met at the International Plaza across the street from the famous Sapporo Clock Tower to catch the bus.
Outdoors, there were several Ainu houses and we went inside one of them.
After both groups had seen the inside and outside areas, we met in the auditorium and were treated to Ainu music and dance. The traditional instruments were first demonstrated, then more modern Ainu music was played.
Lunch was incredible. Each person received this two layer treasure box of a Japanese bento lunch, filled with all Japanese traditional food, plus miso soup, soba noodles, and dessert.