"Some 55 scholars, mostly Japanese but with a considerable number from the US and Europe, write about the ethnicity, theories of origin, history, economies, art, religious beliefs, mythology, and other aspects of the culture of the Ainu, the indigenous people of Japan, now principally found in Hokkaido and smaller far northern islands. Hundreds of photographs and paintings, mostly in excellent quality color, show a wide variety of Ainu people, as well as clothing, jewelry, and various artifacts." - "Choice". "The most in-depth treatise available on Ainu prehistory, material culture, and ethnohistory." - "Library Journal".
This richly illustrated volume presents the most in-depth treatise available on the Ainu, the native people of northern Japan.About the Author:
William Fitzhugh is director of the Arctic Studies Center and curator of anthropology at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Chisato O. Dubreuil, of native Ainu descent, is a specialist in Ainu history, culture, and art. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.
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Descrizione libro University of Washington Press, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110967342902