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Japan builds 'Ethnic Harmony' tribute to indigenous Ainu
On a wooded lake shore in northern Japan, the government is building a modernist shrine that has divided the indigenous Ainu community whose vanishing culture it was designed to celebrate.
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October 28, 2019
Wooden statues of an Ainu couple stand in front of an Ainu craft shop in the Nibutani district where...
BIRATORI, Japan
The Wider Image: Japan builds 'Ethnic Harmony' tribute to indigenous Ainu
Wooden statues of an Ainu couple stand in front of an Ainu craft shop in the Nibutani district where several Ainu craft shops and a museum are located, in Biratori, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan, August 23, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON AINU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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October 28, 2019
A memorial site, holding the remains of Ainu people, stands at the Symbolic Space for Ethnic Harmony...
SHIRAOI, Japan
The Wider Image: Japan builds 'Ethnic Harmony' tribute to indigenous Ainu
A memorial site, holding the remains of Ainu people, stands at the Symbolic Space for Ethnic Harmony in Shiraoi, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan, July 5, 2019. At a cost so far of $220 million, Japan's "Symbolic Space for Ethnic Harmony" is on track to open in time for the 2020 Olympics, part of a drive by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to draw millions of foreign visitors to Japan. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON AINU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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October 28, 2019
Ainu tattooist Mai Hachiya wears a traditional Ainu robe with lipstick drawn around her mouth to recreate...
Sapporo, Japan
The Wider Image: Japan builds 'Ethnic Harmony' tribute to indigenous Ainu
Ainu tattooist Mai Hachiya wears a traditional Ainu robe with lipstick drawn around her mouth to recreate traditional tattoos as she looks into a mirror at her apartment in Sapporo, Hokkaido Prefecture, northern Japan, July 2, 2019. Some Ainu worry the new museum complex is mostly meant to burnish Japan's international standing ahead of the Olympics. "I think it's possible it could end up becoming a theme park," said Hachiya. "People would come to see the dancing and other performances. It would be like a zoo." REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON AINU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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October 28, 2019
Yumeka, a son of Ainu hunter Atsushi Monbetsu, plays Karippekap an Ainu folk game, with his father (not...
BIRATORI, Japan
The Wider Image: Japan builds 'Ethnic Harmony' tribute to indigenous Ainu
Yumeka, a son of Ainu hunter Atsushi Monbetsu, plays Karippekap an Ainu folk game, with his father (not pictured) in Biratori, Hokkaido Prefecture, northern Japan, August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON AINU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. REFILE - REMOVING SECOND SENTENCE.
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October 28, 2019
A hill stands where Japanese forces are believed to have gathered during a fifteenth century battle with...
KAMINOKUNI, Japan
The Wider Image: Japan builds 'Ethnic Harmony' tribute to indigenous Ainu
A hill stands where Japanese forces are believed to have gathered during a fifteenth century battle with indigenous Ainu tribesmen in Kaminokuni, Hokkaido Prefecture, northern Japan, July 6, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON AINU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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October 28, 2019
Indigenous Ainu Teruyo Usa (R) attends a traditional ritual ceremony to mark the eighth anniversary of...
Tokyo, Japan
The Wider Image: Japan builds 'Ethnic Harmony' tribute to indigenous Ainu
Indigenous Ainu Teruyo Usa (R) attends a traditional ritual ceremony to mark the eighth anniversary of the opening of her Ainu restaurant in Tokyo, Japan, June 6, 2019. Scholars say the Ainu settled in Japan's northernmost island and across Sakhalin, Russia, by the 1300s. They hunted, fished, practiced an animist religion and spoke a language unrelated to any other. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON AINU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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October 28, 2019
A deer shot by Ainu hunter Atsushi Monbetsu is marked with paint before he takes it to collect a $120...
BIRATORI, Japan
The Wider Image: Japan builds 'Ethnic Harmony' tribute to indigenous Ainu
A deer shot by Ainu hunter Atsushi Monbetsu is marked with paint before he takes it to collect a $120 deer cull bounty from the local town hall in Biratori, Hokkaido Prefecture, northern Japan, August 22, 2019. Scholars say the Ainu settled in Japan's northernmost island and across Sakhalin, Russia, by the 1300s. They hunted, fished, practiced an animist religion and spoke a language unrelated to any other. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON AINU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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October 28, 2019
Ainu hunter Atsushi Monbetsu, 36, prays to the Ainu gods after hunting a deer in a forest in Biratori,...
BIRATORI, Japan
The Wider Image: Japan builds 'Ethnic Harmony' tribute to indigenous Ainu
Ainu hunter Atsushi Monbetsu, 36, prays to the Ainu gods after hunting a deer in a forest in Biratori, Hokkaido Prefecture, northern Japan, August 22, 2019. Monbetsu sees Tokyo's actions, including the ethnic-harmony park, as "useless." Discrimination as a child made him decide to embrace his heritage and live as a hunter, he said. "It would have been nice if the government had given us a place where we could carry out our traditional rites." REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON AINU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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October 28, 2019
A stuffed deer and carved Ainu wooden handicrafts are stored at a former elementary school where curators...
SHIRAOI, Japan
The Wider Image: Japan builds 'Ethnic Harmony' tribute to indigenous Ainu
A stuffed deer and carved Ainu wooden handicrafts are stored at a former elementary school where curators are preparing exhibits for a national Ainu museum slated to open in April in Shiraoi, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan, July 5, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON AINU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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October 28, 2019
Materials used for making an Ainu tattoo and a notebook which Ainu tattooist Mai Hachiya made for studying...
Sapporo, Japan
The Wider Image: Japan builds 'Ethnic Harmony' tribute to indigenous Ainu
Materials used for making an Ainu tattoo and a notebook which Ainu tattooist Mai Hachiya made for studying the traditional Ainu tattoo, lie on a table at her apartment in Sapporo, Hokkaido, northern Japan, July 3, 2019. Scholars say the Ainu settled in Japan's northernmost island and across Sakhalin, Russia, by the 1300s. They hunted, fished, practiced an animist religion and spoke a language unrelated to any other. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON AINU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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October 28, 2019
Ainu tattooist Mai Hachiya cuts her thumb with a razor blade to create a tattoo at her apartment in Sapporo,...
Sapporo, Japan
The Wider Image: Japan builds 'Ethnic Harmony' tribute to indigenous Ainu
Ainu tattooist Mai Hachiya cuts her thumb with a razor blade to create a tattoo at her apartment in Sapporo, Hokkaido Prefecture, northern Japan, July 3, 2019. Some Ainu worry the new museum complex is mostly meant to burnish Japan's international standing ahead of the Olympics. "I think it's possible it could end up becoming a theme park," said Hachiya. "People would come to see the dancing and other performances. It would be like a zoo." REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON AINU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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October 28, 2019
Ainu tattooist Mai Hachiya wears a traditional Ainu robe with lipstick drawn around her mouth to recreate...
Sapporo, Japan
The Wider Image: Japan builds 'Ethnic Harmony' tribute to indigenous Ainu
Ainu tattooist Mai Hachiya wears a traditional Ainu robe with lipstick drawn around her mouth to recreate traditional tattoos commonly worn by Ainu women as she walks downtown in Sapporo, Hokkaido, northern Japan, July 2, 2019. Some Ainu worry the new museum complex is mostly meant to burnish Japan's international standing ahead of the Olympics. "I think it's possible it could end up becoming a theme park," said Ainu tattoo artist Mai Hachiya. "People would come to see the dancing and other performances. It would be like a zoo." REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON AINU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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October 28, 2019
A traditional Ainu hut stands in the grounds of Nibutani Ainu Museum in Biratori, Hokkaido Prefecture,...
BIRATORI, Japan
The Wider Image: Japan builds 'Ethnic Harmony' tribute to indigenous Ainu
A traditional Ainu hut stands in the grounds of Nibutani Ainu Museum in Biratori, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan, August 23, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON AINU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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October 28, 2019
Ainu Araki Motoyato wears a traditional costume as he attends a memorial service for Ainu tribesmen defeated...
KAMINOKUNI, Japan
The Wider Image: Japan builds 'Ethnic Harmony' tribute to indigenous Ainu
Ainu Araki Motoyato wears a traditional costume as he attends a memorial service for Ainu tribesmen defeated by a Japanese army in a fifteenth century battle in Kaminokuni, Hokkaido Prefecture, northern Japan, July 6, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON AINU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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October 28, 2019
Ainu artist Koji Yuki smokes a cigarette after building a makeshift altar for a memorial service for...
KAMINOKUNI, Japan
The Wider Image: Japan builds 'Ethnic Harmony' tribute to indigenous Ainu
Ainu artist Koji Yuki smokes a cigarette after building a makeshift altar for a memorial service for Ainu tribesmen defeated by a Japanese army in a fifteenth century battle in Kaminokuni, Hokkaido Prefecture, northern Japan, July 6, 2019. Scholars say the Ainu settled in Japan's northernmost island and across Sakhalin, Russia, by the 1300s. They hunted, fished, practiced an animist religion and spoke a language unrelated to any other. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON AINU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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October 28, 2019
Ainu artist Koji Yuki (R) and his fellow Ainu Fukumoto Shoji, sit in front of a makeshift altar for a...
KAMINOKUNI, Japan
The Wider Image: Japan builds 'Ethnic Harmony' tribute to indigenous Ainu
Ainu artist Koji Yuki (R) and his fellow Ainu Fukumoto Shoji, sit in front of a makeshift altar for a memorial service for Ainu tribesmen defeated by a Japanese army in a fifteenth century battle in Kaminokuni, Hokkaido Prefecture, northern Japan, July 6, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON AINU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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October 28, 2019
Deer horns are kept in a basket in the garden of Ainu hunter Atsushi Monbetsu's house in Biratori, Hokkaido...
BIRATORI, Japan
The Wider Image: Japan builds 'Ethnic Harmony' tribute to indigenous Ainu
Deer horns are kept in a basket in the garden of Ainu hunter Atsushi Monbetsu's house in Biratori, Hokkaido Prefecture, northern Japan, August 22, 2019. Scholars say the Ainu settled in Japan's northernmost island and across Sakhalin, Russia, by the 1300s. They hunted, fished, practiced an animist religion and spoke a language unrelated to any other. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON AINU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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October 28, 2019
Ainu hunter Atsushi Monbetsu, 36, makes a traditional bow and arrow at his house in Biratori, Hokkaido...
BIRATORI, Japan
The Wider Image: Japan builds 'Ethnic Harmony' tribute to indigenous Ainu
Ainu hunter Atsushi Monbetsu, 36, makes a traditional bow and arrow at his house in Biratori, Hokkaido Prefecture, northern Japan, August 22, 2019. Monbetsu sees Tokyo's actions, including the ethnic-harmony park, as "useless." Discrimination as a child made him decide to embrace his heritage and live as a hunter, he said. "It would have been nice if the government had given us a place where we could carry out our traditional rites." REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON AINU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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October 28, 2019
Ainu hunter Atsushi Monbetsu, 36, visits a coffee shop and chats with the owner in Biratori, Hokkaido...
BIRATORI, Japan
The Wider Image: Japan builds 'Ethnic Harmony' tribute to indigenous Ainu
Ainu hunter Atsushi Monbetsu, 36, visits a coffee shop and chats with the owner in Biratori, Hokkaido Prefecture, northern Japan, August 23, 2019. Monbetsu sees Tokyo's actions, including the ethnic-harmony park, as "useless." Discrimination as a child made him decide to embrace his heritage and live as a hunter, he said. "It would have been nice if the government had given us a place where we could carry out our traditional rites,". REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON AINU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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October 28, 2019
Deer bladders are hung up to dry at Ainu hunter Atsushi Monbetsu's house in Biratori, Hokkaido Prefecture,...
BIRATORI, Japan
The Wider Image: Japan builds 'Ethnic Harmony' tribute to indigenous Ainu
Deer bladders are hung up to dry at Ainu hunter Atsushi Monbetsu's house in Biratori, Hokkaido Prefecture, northern Japan, August 22, 2019. Scholars say the Ainu settled in Japan's northernmost island and across Sakhalin, Russia, by the 1300s. They hunted, fished, practiced an animist religion and spoke a language unrelated to any other. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON AINU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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October 28, 2019
Deer meat (top) and other food is grilled during a barbecue with Ainu hunter Atsushi Monbetsu and his...
BIRATORI, Japan
The Wider Image: Japan builds 'Ethnic Harmony' tribute to indigenous Ainu
Deer meat (top) and other food is grilled during a barbecue with Ainu hunter Atsushi Monbetsu and his family and friends in Biratori, Hokkaido Prefecture, northern Japan, August 22, 2019. Monbetsu sees Tokyo's actions, including the ethnic-harmony park, as "useless." Discrimination as a child made him decide to embrace his heritage and live as a hunter, he said. "It would have been nice if the government had given us a place where we could carry out our traditional rites." REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON AINU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON AINU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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October 28, 2019
Ainu hunter Atsushi Monbetsu (R), 36, drinks beer with his Ainu friend Taichi Kaizawa (L) and ethnic...
BIRATORI, Japan
The Wider Image: Japan builds 'Ethnic Harmony' tribute to indigenous Ainu
Ainu hunter Atsushi Monbetsu (R), 36, drinks beer with his Ainu friend Taichi Kaizawa (L) and ethnic Japanese friend Jun Honda at a barbecue at Kaizawa's house in Biratori, Hokkaido Prefecture, northern Japan, August 22, 2019. Monbetsu sees Tokyo's actions, including the ethnic-harmony park, as "useless." Discrimination as a child made him decide to embrace his heritage and live as a hunter, he said. "It would have been nice if the government had given us a place where we could carry out our traditional rites." REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON AINU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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October 28, 2019
Indigenous Ainu Teruyo Usa's daughter Ruino learns a traditional Ainu song from her mother and relatives...
Tokyo, Japan
The Wider Image: Japan builds 'Ethnic Harmony' tribute to indigenous Ainu
Indigenous Ainu Teruyo Usa's daughter Ruino learns a traditional Ainu song from her mother and relatives at her mother's restaurant in Tokyo, Japan, May 5, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON AINU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. REFILE - REMOVING SECOND SENTECE
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October 28, 2019
Indigenous Ainu Teruyo Usa's daughter Ruino practices a traditional Ainu dance before performing at a...
Tokyo, Japan
The Wider Image: Japan builds 'Ethnic Harmony' tribute to indigenous Ainu
Indigenous Ainu Teruyo Usa's daughter Ruino practices a traditional Ainu dance before performing at a folk art concert in Tokyo, Japan, May 17, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON AINU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. REFILE - REMOVING SECOND SENTENCE.
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October 28, 2019
Ayuka, a daughter of Ainu hunter Atsushi Monbetsu rides on the shoulders of his father's Ainu friend...
BIRATORI, Japan
The Wider Image: Japan builds 'Ethnic Harmony' tribute to indigenous Ainu
Ayuka, a daughter of Ainu hunter Atsushi Monbetsu rides on the shoulders of his father's Ainu friend Taichi Kaizawa while they have a barbecue at Kaizawa's house in Biratori, Hokkaido Prefecture, northern Japan, August 22, 2019. Scholars say the Ainu settled in Japan's northernmost island and across Sakhalin, Russia, by the 1300s. They hunted, fished, practiced an animist religion and spoke a language unrelated to any other. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON AINU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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October 28, 2019
Lights glow in Nibutani district of Biratori where several Ainu craft shops and a museum are located...
BIRATORI, Japan
The Wider Image: Japan builds 'Ethnic Harmony' tribute to indigenous Ainu
Lights glow in Nibutani district of Biratori where several Ainu craft shops and a museum are located in Biratori, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan, August 23, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON AINU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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October 28, 2019
Indigenous Ainu Teruyo Usa waits for her turn to perform traditional Ainu dancing and song, backstage...
Tokyo, Japan
The Wider Image: Japan builds 'Ethnic Harmony' tribute to indigenous Ainu
Indigenous Ainu Teruyo Usa waits for her turn to perform traditional Ainu dancing and song, backstage during a folk art concert in Tokyo, Japan, May 17, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON AINU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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October 28, 2019
A hotel stands in the Nibutani district where several Ainu craft shops and a museum are located, in Biratori,...
BIRATORI, Japan
The Wider Image: Japan builds 'Ethnic Harmony' tribute to indigenous Ainu
A hotel stands in the Nibutani district where several Ainu craft shops and a museum are located, in Biratori, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan, August 23, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON AINU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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October 28, 2019
Ainu wooden bowls and pasui ceremonial sticks are displayed in preparation for a memorial service for...
KAMINOKUNI, Japan
The Wider Image: Japan builds 'Ethnic Harmony' tribute to indigenous Ainu
Ainu wooden bowls and pasui ceremonial sticks are displayed in preparation for a memorial service for Koshamain, an Ainu military leader defeated by a Japanese army in the 15th century, in Kaminokuni, Hokkaido Prefecture, northern Japan, July 6, 2019. Used in religious ceremonies, the pasui sticks are intended to act as a bridge to convey offerings from the human world to the Ainu gods. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON AINU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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October 28, 2019
Traditional Ainu reed mats hang at a former elementary school where curators are preparing exhibits for...
SHIRAOI, Japan
The Wider Image: Japan builds 'Ethnic Harmony' tribute to indigenous Ainu
Traditional Ainu reed mats hang at a former elementary school where curators are preparing exhibits for a national Ainu museum slated to open in April in Shiraoi, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan, July 5, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON AINU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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October 28, 2019
Ainu wooden kayaks are stored outside of Nibutani Ainu Museum in Biratori, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan,...
BIRATORI, Japan
The Wider Image: Japan builds 'Ethnic Harmony' tribute to indigenous Ainu
Ainu wooden kayaks are stored outside of Nibutani Ainu Museum in Biratori, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan, August 23, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON AINU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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October 28, 2019
Ainu hunter Atsushi Monbetsu ties a rope around a deer's neck after hunting it with a rifle in a forest...
BIRATORI, Japan
The Wider Image: Japan builds 'Ethnic Harmony' tribute to indigenous Ainu
Ainu hunter Atsushi Monbetsu ties a rope around a deer's neck after hunting it with a rifle in a forest in Biratori, Hokkaido Prefecture, northern Japan, August 22, 2019. Scholars say the Ainu settled in Japan's northernmost island and across Sakhalin, Russia, by the 1300s. They hunted, fished, practiced an animist religion and spoke a language unrelated to any other. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON AINU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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October 28, 2019
Ainu tattooist Mai Hachiya makes soot with burning bark as she prepares to draw an Ainu tattoo on her...
Sapporo, Japan
The Wider Image: Japan builds 'Ethnic Harmony' tribute to indigenous Ainu
Ainu tattooist Mai Hachiya makes soot with burning bark as she prepares to draw an Ainu tattoo on her hand at her apartment in Sapporo, Hokkaido Prefecture, northern Japan, July 3, 2019. Some Ainu worry the new museum complex is mostly meant to burnish Japan's international standing ahead of the Olympics. "I think it's possible it could end up becoming a theme park," said Hachiya. "People would come to see the dancing and other performances. It would be like a zoo." REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON AINU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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October 28, 2019
Ainu hunter Atsushi Monbetsu, 36, gets out of his car to pray to the Ainu gods before hunting a deer...
BIRATORI, Japan
The Wider Image: Japan builds 'Ethnic Harmony' tribute to indigenous Ainu
Ainu hunter Atsushi Monbetsu, 36, gets out of his car to pray to the Ainu gods before hunting a deer in a forest in Biratori, Hokkaido Prefecture, northern Japan, July 4, 2019. Monbetsu sees Tokyo's actions, including the ethnic-harmony park, as "useless." Discrimination as a child made him decide to embrace his heritage and live as a hunter, he said. "It would have been nice if the government had given us a place where we could carry out our traditional rites." REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON AINU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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October 28, 2019
Ainu hunter Atsushi Monbetsu, 36, gets into his car after hunting a deer in a forest in Biratori, Hokkaido...
BIRATORI, Japan
The Wider Image: Japan builds 'Ethnic Harmony' tribute to indigenous Ainu
Ainu hunter Atsushi Monbetsu, 36, gets into his car after hunting a deer in a forest in Biratori, Hokkaido Prefecture, northern Japan, August 22, 2019. Monbetsu sees Tokyo's actions, including the ethnic-harmony park, as "useless." Discrimination as a child made him decide to embrace his heritage and live as a hunter, he said. "It would have been nice if the government had given us a place where we could carry out our traditional rites." REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON AINU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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