Rediscovering Ainu Heritage: Part 1

Hometown Stories

28m 00s
Broadcast on July 4, 2021 Available until July 4, 2023

Since long ago, the indigenous Ainu people had lived in harmony with nature, following their own unique culture. But when Japanese settlers began to arrive in their ancestral homeland - now known as Hokkaido - the Ainu had to adapt to the Japanese way of life and began losing their unique culture. Now, a new generation of Ainu brings to light their difficult history and reclaims their language and customs.

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