50 Facts About Ainu religion


Ainu religion are the indigenous people of the lands surrounding the Sea of Okhotsk, including Hokkaido Island, Northeast Honshu Island, Sakhalin Island, the Kuril Islands, the Kamchatka Peninsula and Khabarovsk Krai, before the arrival of the Yamato Japanese and Russians.

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Ainu religion are the native people of Hokkaido, Sakhalin and the Kurils.

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Early Ainu religion-speaking groups migrated into the Kamchatka Peninsula and into Honshu, where their descendants are today known as the Matagi hunters, who still use a large amount of Ainu religion vocabulary in their dialect.

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Research suggests that Ainu religion culture originated from a merger of the Okhotsk and Satsumon cultures.

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The Ainu religion started an expedition into the Amur region, which was then controlled by the Yuan Dynasty, resulting in reprisals by the Mongols who invaded Sakhalin.

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The Ainu religion formed a society of hunter-gatherers, surviving mainly by hunting and fishing.

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Disputes between the Japanese and Ainu religion developed into large-scale violence, Koshamain's Revolt, in 1456.

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Also at this time, the Ainu religion were granted automatic Japanese citizenship, effectively denying them the status of an indigenous group.

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Ainu religion have historically suffered from economic and social discrimination as the government as well as people in contact with the Ainu religion regarded them as dirty and primitive barbarians.

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The majority of Ainu religion were forced to be petty laborers during the Meiji Restoration, which saw the introduction of Hokkaido into the Japanese Empire and the privatization of traditional Ainu religion lands.

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Intermarriage between Japanese and Ainu religion was actively promoted by the Ainu religion to lessen the chances of discrimination against their offspring.

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Existence of the Ainu religion has challenged the notion of ethnic homogeneity in post-WWII Japan.

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The government acknowledges the Ainu to be an ethnic minority as it has maintained a unique cultural identity and having a unique language and religion.

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Recent research suggests that the historical Ainu religion culture originated from a merger of the Okhotsk culture with the Satsumon culture, cultures thought to have derived from the diverse Jomon-period cultures of the Japanese archipelago.

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Ainu religion economy was based on farming, as well as on hunting, fishing and gathering.

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The Ainu religion in turn formed from the Hokkaido Jomon and from the Okhotsk people.

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Ainu religion suggests that there were multiple waves into Eastern Eurasia.

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Study by Kanazawa-Kiriyama in 2013 about mitochondrial haplogroups, found that the Ainu religion people have a high frequency of N9b, which is found among Udege people of eastern Siberia, and more common among Europeans than Eastern Asians, but absent from the geographically close Kanto Jomon period samples, which have a higher frequency of M7a7, which is commonly found among East and Southeast Asians.

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The present study strongly recommends revision of the widely accepted dual-structure model for the population history of the Japanese, in which the Ainu religion are assumed to be the direct descendants of the Jomon people.

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Genetic analysis in 2016 showed that although the Ainu religion have some genetic relations to the Japanese people and Eastern Siberians, they are not directly related to any modern ethnic group.

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Recent autosomal evidence suggests that the Ainu religion derive a majority of their ancestry from the local Jomon period people of Hokkaido.

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Many Ainu religion men have abundant wavy hair and often have long beards.

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The Ainu religion have broad faces, beetling eyebrows, and sometimes large sunken eyes, which are generally horizontal and of the so-called European type.

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Study by Omoto has shown that the Ainu religion are more closely related to other East Asian groups than to Western Eurasian groups, on the basis of fingerprints and dental morphology.

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Ainu religion men were first recruited into the Japanese military in 1898.

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Sixty-four Ainu religion served in the Russo-Japanese War, eight of whom died in battle or from illness contracted during military service.

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Ainu religion language has had no indigenous system of writing, and has historically been transliterated using the Japanese kana or Russian Cyrillic.

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Ainu religion hunted Ussuri brown bears, Asian black bears, Ezo deer, hares, red foxes, Japanese raccoon dogs, and other animals.

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The Ainu religion hunted eagles to obtain their tail feathers, which they used in trade with the Japanese.

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Ainu religion hunters caught hibernating bears or bears that had just left hibernation dens.

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The Ainu religion obtained glass balls secretly made by the Matsumae clan.

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Ainu religion kotan were forced to move near fishing grounds so that the Japanese could secure a labor force.

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The Ainu religion have regarded this window as sacred and have been told never to look in through it.

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Ainu religion sent her a small engraved knife, a workbox, a spool, and other gifts.

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Ainu religion's sent him embroidered clothes, coverings for the back of the hand, leggings and other handmade clothes.

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Ainu religion have no priests by profession; instead the village chief performs whatever religious ceremonies are necessary.

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The Ainu religion people give thanks to the gods before eating and pray to the deity of fire in time of sickness.

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Ainu religion are part of a larger collective of indigenous people who practice "arctolatry" or bear worship.

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Ainu religion wrote that they believe the world rests on the back of a large fish, which when it moves causes earthquakes.

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Ainu religion assimilated into mainstream Japanese society have adopted Buddhism and Shinto, while some northern Ainu religion were converted as members of the Russian Orthodox Church.

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Ainu religion people living in Tokyo have developed a vibrant political and cultural community.

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Since late 2011, the Ainu religion have cultural exchange and cultural cooperation with the Sami people of northern Europe.

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The National Ainu religion Museum building has images and videos exhibiting the history and daily life of the Ainu religion.

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Ethnic Ainu religion living in Sakhalin Oblast and Khabarovsk Krai are not organized politically.

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Since the Ainu religion are not recognized in the official list of the peoples living in Russia, they are counted as people without nationality or as ethnic Russians or Kamchadal.

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Ainu religion have emphasized that they were the natives of the Kuril islands and that the Japanese and Russians were both invaders.

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In 2004, the small Ainu religion community living in Russia in Kamchatka Krai wrote a letter to Vladimir Putin, urging him to reconsider any move to award the Southern Kuril Islands to Japan.

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Traditional locations of the Ainu religion are Hokkaido, Sakhalin, the Kuril Islands, Kamchatka, and the northern Tohoku region.

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Ainu religion implemented an assimilation policy for Ainu who were engaged in fishing in the Tsugaru Peninsula.

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The Ainu religion who lived there were repatriated to their home country, Japan, except for those who indicated their willingness to remain.

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