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Vintage Japan c.1930s AINU MANNERS & CUSTOMS: Ceremonial Dress

Vintage Japan c.1930s AINU MANNERS & CUSTOMS: Ceremonial Dress

1906: Ainu men the aborigines of Japan, in feast attire, Island of Yezo; The Äynu (also Ainu, Abdal, and Ainu) are a people native to the Xinjiang region of western China. There are estimated to be fewer than 30,000 Äynu, mostly located on the fringe of the Taklamakan Desert.

1906: Ainu men the aborigines of Japan, in feast attire, Island of Yezo; The Äynu (also Ainu, Abdal, and Ainu) are a people native to the Xinjiang region of western China. There are estimated to be fewer than 30,000 Äynu, mostly located on the fringe of the Taklamakan Desert.

Vintage Japan C 1930's AINU Manners Customs Prayer Before The Bear Sacrifice | eBay

Vintage Japan C 1930's AINU Manners Customs Prayer Before The Bear Sacrifice | eBay

Vintage Japan C 1930's AINU Manners Customs Dancing at The Bear Sacrifice | eBay

Vintage Japan C 1930's AINU Manners Customs Dancing at The Bear Sacrifice | eBay

Aino outside his house; in his hand, he is holding ceremonial eating (drinking?) tools. | by National Museum of Denmark

Aino outside his house; in his hand, he is holding ceremonial eating (drinking?) tools. | by National Museum of Denmark

The Ainu were doing it before it was cool. They were badass enough for tattoos, not necklaces.

The Ainu were doing it before it was cool. They were badass enough for tattoos, not necklaces.

Japan. The ainu, situated in the northern island of Hokkaido, are similar to the aboriginal people of north America, in that they have tried to keep their own culture and language alive while avoiding assimilation into the greater culture of modern Japan. The Japanese government however, have been trying to enforce assimilation of the ainu, and use prejudice against them both at the state, and at the personal level.

Japan. The ainu, situated in the northern island of Hokkaido, are similar to the aboriginal people of north America, in that they have tried to keep their own culture and language alive while avoiding assimilation into the greater culture of modern Japan. The Japanese government however, have been trying to enforce assimilation of the ainu, and use prejudice against them both at the state, and at the personal level.

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