Episode 2 is out!

The whole Till Tomorrow Team is today thrilled to unveil the 2nd episode of its web series dedicated to the Ainu populations we met during September 2019 in Japan!

In this episode, we seeked to highlight the central place of Kamuy – spiritual beings which can be found everywhere in Nature – in Ainu culture.

We also wanted to seize the occasion to announce our partnership with the platform Imago TV which already hosts and will from now on host all the episodes of our web series!

We finally wanted to thank you again for your great feedbacks on Episode 1: « Alaskan Natives »! Once again, we need all the support you can give. Feel free to share this video and support us on social media.

See you on November 30 for Episode 3: « Mongolia – Nomads ».

Japan – Interviews & meetings

Ryoko-san, Ainu singer & dancer

While we are still filming in Japan, we were able to meet Ryoko Suzusappno, an Ainu singer and dancer.

Ryoko-san then offered to sing us traditional Ainu songs. At the heart of an Ainu home, we eventually lived a moment full of softness and poetry, which we can not wait to share with you.

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.

Off to Japan!

Our last memory of the incredible Alaskan landscape

We are on our way to the Japanese island Hokkaido! We will start a filming session on Ainu people and their cultural and spiritual relationship with Nature.

As for the first shooting step in Alaska, we will travel in the most eco-friendly and local way as possible: we will stay with the famous Ainu descendant Kaizawa-san and in a Japanese guesthouse in exchange of a bit of help.

During our one-month stay in Japan, we will be guided and assisted by several inhabitants of the region who rapidly got enthusiastic about the documentary. We will meet an Ainu cook during a traditional cooking lesson and will have the chance to talk to an Ainu healer, dancer and to many people who inherited the Ainu culture and its relationship with Nature.

We cannot wait to share the pictures, videos and testimonies of this second session with you.

See you Alaska!