Ainu

Japan Today carries news of a new political party planned by an Ainu activist… *******************************************************************************************************************************************   Fairer-skinned and more hirsute than most Japanese, the Ainu traditionally observed an animist faith with a belief that God exists in every creation—trees, hills, … Continue reading

An Aomori power spot

 Black-tailed gulls at Kabushima Shrine in Hachinohe The Japan Times recently carried a report about Aomori ‘power spots’.  The boom has now come to the attention of prefectural authorities, who are eager to milk it for its potential in boosting … Continue reading

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