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.
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD