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.