Obihiro Centennial City Museum


[Deer flute]

kuyoy [Oil Container]
sunci [Tendons]
yuk [Yezo sika deer (Male)]
yuk [Yezo sika deer (Female)]

A deer flute. Also called the otuypapue. It emits a sound similar to a deer’s cry, and lures them in to hunt. The deer meat was eaten, the skin was traded or made into clothes, antlers and bones were made into sheaths and arrow parts, bladders were made into kuyoy (oil containers), and sunci (tendons) were used to make string.