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Yukara epos of the Ainus

By Miura, Kiyoko

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Title: Yukara epos of the Ainus  
Author: Miura, Kiyoko
Language: English
Subject: Sacred Texts, Shinto, Ainu
Collections: Sacred Texts
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Publisher: Internet Sacred Text Archive (ISTA)


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Description: It is now known that the Ainu is the oldest tribe having once occupied the land of Japan before some strong tribes came from the Southern Asia and landed and pushed the Ainus gradually up northward. They finally had to be settled in the northern-most island of Japan called Hokkaido and the southern part of the Saghalien Island. Although they had their own religious faith, tradition and culture quite different from those of Japanese, they have been gradually disappearing; and the true descendants of the Ainu today are scarce. For many generations they have been thoroughly Japanized and their legends and traditions have become more commercialized, to be the means of living, rather than their life itself.


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