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TWENTY NATIVE AINU IN HOKKAIDO, JAPAN by Okinawa Soba, via Flickr. Ca. 1890-1900 albumen print of a fine group of Ainu who look "none too happy" about having their photo taken --- except for that little kid sitting right in the middle who looks like he's trying to smother a good laugh.

20 NATIVE AINU IN HOKKAIDO, JAPAN by Okinawa albumen print. The Ainu are a indigenous group of people who live on the island of Hokkaido in Japan as well as in Russia (Kuril Islands and Sakhalin).

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The Ainu (Japanese: アイヌ?), also called Aynu, Aino (アイノ), and in historical texts Ezo (蝦夷), are an indigenous people in Japan (Hokkaidō) and Russia (Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands).

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Ainu People of Japan.- Photograph by Tamoto Kenzo, ca. 1900 Notice the distinct facial tattooing on the women.

Tribal Girl, Omo Valley, Ethiopia RK - interesting that her "village dress" is with plastic barrettes.

Tribal Girl, Omo Valley, Ethiopia RK - interesting that her "village dress" is…

Japan, Edo period (1864 - 1884) by Felice Beato

Poster-Vintage Photography-Felice Beato 18 Poster created by lovearthouse.

Ainu woman playing the Mukkuri, Hokkaido, ca.1920. Mukkuri is a traditional Japanese plucked bamboo idiophone, similar to a jaw harp.

Ainu woman playing the Mukkuri, Hokkaido, Japan, The player vibrates the tongue cut out of the bamboo by pulling one of the strings, while holding the instrument in front of the mouth. Volume and tone colors are changed by changing the shape of the mouth.

Ainu Museum (indigenous peoples) - Hokkaido (south-east of Sapporo)

一番の日本人!【Ainu Tribe: Japanese Race】The Ainu Museum, Hokkaido

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Ainu couple - The Ainu are the indigenous people of Japan - sharing a…

vintage everyday: Old Photos of Ainu People

Ainu, aboriginal people of Asia occupying parts of the Japanese island of Hokkaido, Russian Kuril Islands and Sakhalin. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images).

Aino family in front of the entrance to a house, Japan – Aino, Hokkaido. Photographer: Aage Henriksen

Aino family in front of the entrance to a house, Japan – Aino, Hokkaido…

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