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.