Pictures That Extend a Look Into the Ainu’s Culture

This photo shows a Tanabata festival that took place in 2016. During this festival people write down their wishes on slips of paper and hang them on trees.


This photo shows a Shishimai festival, during this festival a wooden lion mask and a wool costume is worn. The dance is preformed to loud music that includes gongs, drums, bells, flutes, etc.


This photo shows a groups of Ainu people dressed is traditional clothing. This photo was taken in 1930 and helps to present the indigenous groups culture.


APA Citations:

Tanabata festivalis [Photograph found in Lietuvi┼│: Tanabata festivalio dekoracijos]. (2016, November 30). Retrieved February 27, 2017, from http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2283.html (Originally photographed 2016, November 30)

H., E. (2007, August 17). Shishimai matsuri07 [Photograph found in Fran├žais : Shishimai au festival Matsuri Japon 2007]. Retrieved February 27, 2017, from http://www.flickr.com/photos/dptlc/1187812739/in/set-72157601574646098/ (Originally photographed 2007, August 17)

Shinkosha. (2009, August 22). Ainu people circa 1930 [Photograph found in Series of Japanese geography and folk culture: Vol.14, Okinawa]. Retrieved February 27, 2017, from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ainu_people_circa_1930.JPG (Originally photographed 1930)