Old photos of Ainu

1900s Ainu Fishermen

1900s_Ainu Fishermen

The website OLD PHOTOS of JAPAN (in English, Japanese and Dutch) has a collection of rare photos of Ainu people taken in the Meiji, Taisho and Showa periods (between the 1860s and the 1930s). Very interesting also the detailed commentaries below each photo.

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November 1st, 2008. Charanke Festival.

These pictures were taken at the Charanke Festival in Nakano (Tokyo) during the Kamuy Nomi, an Ainu ceremony to offer prayers to the God of Fire.