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Physical description:
60 minutes color sound video
Culture:
Japanese  Search this
Ainu  Search this
Type:
Projected media
Collection descriptions
Place:
Japan
Ainu
Asia
Date:
1996
Notes:
no supplementary materials
Summary:
Edited video of educational program broadcast June 11, 1996 in Japan, documents the Ainu in northern Japan. Depicted are a wide variety of subjects including street scenes of contemporary Japanese, archaeological finds, and photographs and film footage of Ainu culture. Wax cylinder sound recordings provide a recorded history of language and sounds which would have otherwise been lost forever. B&W film footage from 1897 of men dancing is contrasted with contemporary footage of traditional dances at a public performance. There are several images of the Ainu taken with an anthropologist, thought to be Bronislaw Pilsudski. Video is in Japanese.
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD
Topic:
Dancing--Ainu  Search this
Bear festival  Search this
Hunting  Search this
Imprisonment  Search this
Games--string games--cats cradle  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Ethnic groups--Ainu  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1996.1.27
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219387