Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 28

Thread: Photo: Ainu with traditional weapons

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Baghdad, Iraq
    Posts
    3,084
    Likes (received)
    0

    Default

    <center></center>

    Photo provided by RC Hartmann.
    Last edited by George Kohler; 10th March 2003 at 20:01.
    John Lindsey

    Oderint, dum metuant-Let them hate, so long as they fear.

  2. #2
    Firedan Guest

    Question Question

    What or more like who are "Ainu"?

    Just curious

    Dan Fernandez

  3. #3
    kusanku Guest

    Default

    The Ainu are the Genjumin- the 'original inhabitants' of Japan. The are white people who once lived throughout Japan but live mostly in Hokkaido today.

    They have their own languages, their own culture, and their own religion unrlatted to anything of the Yamato or Japanese ethnic peoples, although the Ainu, like the Native Americans are Americans and Hmong are Chinese in China are in fact native Japanese.

    Ainu are believed also to comprise part of the ethnic makeup or Formosans and Okinawans.

    Kusanku

  4. #4
    Firedan Guest

    Default

    Thank you Sir!

    Dan

  5. #5
    adepss Guest

    Default

    I'm not sure you can say that the ainu are white people per se, but there is a link with polynesians and a caucasian souce that nobody can be absolutely certain about.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Melissa, TX
    Posts
    3,162
    Likes (received)
    1

    Default full name please

    Originally posted by adepss
    I'm not sure you can say that the ainu are white people per se, but there is a link with polynesians and a caucasian souce that nobody can be absolutely certain about.
    Andrew,

    it is e-budo policy to place your full name on your posts.
    George Kohler

    Genbukan Kusakage dojo
    Dojo-cho

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Tennessee ...all over the state
    Posts
    24
    Likes (received)
    0

    Question

    Look ..look very close.The guy second from our left has two left feet..seriously.Look at the shape of the foot from the ankle down!!Perhaps this is why his feet are farther apart than the others?He is the only one with his feet covered......

    Are there more pictures of Ainu people in you possession John or George?I wouldn't mind seeing a picture or two of modern Ainu.Does anybody have any they care to share?

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Tennessee ...all over the state
    Posts
    24
    Likes (received)
    0

    Default

    I meant right feet..not left in the previous post.Sorry it is just common place to say such a phrase using left instead of right.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Melissa, TX
    Posts
    3,162
    Likes (received)
    1

    Default

    Hi John,

    I do have some pics of Ainu, but they are from an article in JAMA (Journal of Asain Martial Arts), so I don't know if I can post them here. BTW, the picture above is also in this same article.
    George Kohler

    Genbukan Kusakage dojo
    Dojo-cho

  10. #10
    Rocket Guest

    Default Ainu

    Interesting stuff! When I was stationed at Misawa Air Base, Tohoku (Northern) Japan from 1997-1999, I recall visiting several historical sites that made mention of the Ainu. These mentionings usually referred to pitched battles between the Ainu and the present day inhabitants of Japan (i.e., the non-Ainu inhabitants). Reminded me a great deal of the "Indian Wars" in the United States.

  11. #11
    neb Guest

    Default

    interesting that the ainu have so much faical hair, when the japanese grow next to none

  12. #12
    Azamat Oulbachev Guest

    Thumbs up

    nice photo

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Posts
    60
    Likes (received)
    0

    Default

    good pic...

  14. #14
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Melissa, TX
    Posts
    3,162
    Likes (received)
    1

    Default

    link fixed
    George Kohler

    Genbukan Kusakage dojo
    Dojo-cho

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Surrey, England
    Posts
    802
    Likes (received)
    0

    Default Ainu Story

    While I was living in Japan I was lent a book by a friend about how the Japanese society has extended prejudice and hostility to certain ethnic groups within it's country. There was an article about the only Ainu member of the Japanese Parliament. After years of fighting to get representation and a position for the Ainu people, this MP (I can't remember his name) finally got his place.

    As he was elected to position he did an address speech...which he did completely in the Ainu language of which no one else could understand.

    It is difficult to describe the story as I read it some years ago but it was one of the few things I had read before which brought a tear to the eye and a lump to the throat.
    Andy Watson

    Minoru hodo
    Kobe o tareru
    Inaho ka na

    http://www.simenergy.co.uk

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Dai Nippon Butokukai
    By Prince Loeffler in forum Member's Lounge
    Replies: 63
    Last Post: 3rd September 2013, 16:13
  2. Traditional weapons seminars in area
    By Paul Frank in forum Sword Arts
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 6th July 2004, 01:54

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •