Ainu people
The Ainu or the Aynu (Ainu アィヌ Aynu; Japanese: アイヌ Ainu; Russian: Айны Ajny), and in historical Japanese texts Ezo/Emishi/Ebisu (蝦夷) or Aino (アイノ) are an indigenous people of Japan (Hokkaido, and form...
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Ainu languages
The Ainu languages are a small language family spoken on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaidō, the southern half of the island of Sakhalin, and the Kuril Islands, an island chain that stretches fr...
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Ainu cuisine
Ainu cuisine is the cuisine of the ethnic Ainu in Japan. The cuisine differs markedly from that of the majority Yamato people of Japan. Raw meat like sashimi, for example, is not served in Ainu cuis...
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Ainu creation myth
The Ainu creation myths are the traditional creation accounts of the Ainu peoples of Japan. Their stories share common characteristics with Japanese creation myths and earth diver creation stories co...
Ainu music
Ainu music is the musical tradition of the Ainu people of northern Japan.Genres include the oldest, yukar (mimicry), which is a form of epic poetry, and upopo, in which "the second contrapuntal voice ...
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Ainu mythology
The Ainu or the Aynu (Ainu アィヌ Aynu; Japanese: アイヌ Ainu; Russian: Айны Ajny), and in historical Japanese texts Ezo/Emishi/Ebisu (蝦夷) or Aino (アイノ) are an indigenous people of Japan (Hokkaido, and form...
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Koshintō
Koshintō (古神道, Ko-Shintō) refers to the original animism of Jōmon period Japan which is a basis of modern Shinto practices. The search for traces of Koshintō began with Restoration Shinto in t...
Yukar
Yukar (ユカ) are Ainu sagas that form a long rich tradition of oral literature. In older periods, the epics were performed by both men and women; during the 19th and early 20th centuries, when Ainu ...
Tamasay
A tamasay (or tamasai) is a bead necklace worn by Ainu women for special occasions.The necklace is called a shitoki if it has a medallion. They are made with large glass beads the Ainu obtained throu...
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Fatal Frame III: The Tormented
Fatal Frame III: The Tormented, known in Japan as Zero: Shisei no Koe (零〜刺青ノ聲〜, lit. "Zero: Voice of the Tattoo") and in Europe as Project Zero 3, is the third installment in the Fatal Frame v...
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Oki (musician)
Oki Kano (加納 沖, Kanō Oki), known professionally as OKI, is an Ainu Japanese musician, from Kanagawa Prefecture. He studied industrial arts at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Mu...
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Ikupasuy
Ikupasuy are wooden, carved ceremonial sticks used by Ainu men when making offerings to spirits. The central section of an ikupasuy is decorated, featuring animals, floral motives as well as abstract ...
Kutune Shirka
The Kutune Shirka (Ainu: クツ゚ネシㇼカ), known in Japanese as Itadorimaru no Kyoku (虎杖丸の曲) or simply Itadorimaru (虎杖丸) is a sacred yukar epic of the native Ainu people of Japan. The Ainu title r...
Imekanu
Imekanu (イメカヌ, November 10, 1875 – April 6, 1961), also known by her Japanese name Kannari Matsu (金成 マツ), was an Ainu missionary and epic poet. Along with her niece, Yukie Chiri, she wrote do...
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Koro-pok-guru
Koro-pok-guru (コロポックル, Koropokkuru), also written Koro-pok-kuru, korobokkuru, or koropokkur, are a race of small people in folklore of the Ainu people of the northern Japanese islands. The na...
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Takashi Ukaji
Takashi Ukaji (宇梶 剛士, Ukaji Takashi, born August 15, 1962 in Tokyo) is a Japanese actor.
Born in Tokyo, but raised in Hiroshima Prefecture, Ukaji was the leader of one of Japan's largest b...
Kyōsuke Kindaichi
Kyōsuke Kindaichi (金田一 京助, Kindaichi Kyōsuke, May 5, 1882 – November 14, 1971) was a Japanese linguist from Morioka, Iwate Prefecture. He is chiefly known for his dictations of yukar, or sagas...
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The Snow Empress
The Snow Empress is a 2007 mystery novel written by Laura Joh Rowland, set in the Genroku (AD 1688–1704) of historical Japan It is the 12th book in the Sano Ichiro series. It combines a murder myste...
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Rekuhkara
Rekuhkara (from Sakhalin Ainu rekuh レクㇷ 'throat'; rekut レクㇳ or レクッ in Hokkaidō Ainu) is a style of singing, similar to Inuit throat singing, that was practised by the Ainu until 1976 when the last pr...
Yukie Chiri
Yukie Chiri (知里 幸恵, Chiri Yukie, June 8, 1903 – September 18, 1922) was a Japanese transcriber and translator of Yukar (Ainu epic tales).She was born into an Ainu family in Nob...
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Matagi
The Matagi (Japanese: 又鬼) are traditional winter hunters of the Tōhoku region of northern Japan, most famously today in the Shirakami-Sanchi forest between Akita and Aomori. They hunt deer and bear, a...
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Giichi Nomura
Giichi Nomura (野村義一, October 20, 1914 – December 28, 2008) was an advocate and activist for the Ainu people of Japan. Born in Shiraoi, Hokkaido, Nomura, of Ainu descent, became a career fisheries exe...
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Ebisu (mythology)
Ebisu (恵比須, 恵比寿, 夷, 戎), also transliterated Yebisu (ゑびす, see historical kana orthography) or called Hiruko (蛭子) or Kotoshiro-nushi-no-kami (事代主神), is the Japanese god of fishermen and ...
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