Japan – Week 1

Mibu-san, Ainu chief

We have been in Japan for more than a week now, and it is time for us to review some recent events! 

We received a very warm welcome from the Ainus of Hokkaido. We had the chance to meet a farmer, a dressmaker, a carver, a dancer and many other inspiring Ainu individuals.

Their testimonies confirmed the central place of Nature in Ainu culture. For instance, Kamuy -divine spirits present within all natural elements- are considered their equals. A relationship based upon balance and respect is thus created between them.

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