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.