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.