Ainu (Japan)

[aka Ainu Itak, Aynu itak, Kurili]

Classification: Isolate


critically endangered


くもの女神 - ヤオシケプ カムイ - アイヌ語音声日本語字幕 (The Spider Goddess)

This animated Ainu Folklore is about a Spider god known as Yaoskep Kamuy who protects a village from attackers. The video is in the Ainu language with Japanese subtitles. The Ainu Folk Culture Foundation (公益財団法人アイヌ民族文化財団) contains many videos on the Ainu language and culture.

Tiara Opissinow

Sapporo, Japan

Jan. 1, 2016