A recording made in Noboribetsu, Hokkaido, Japan during an ethnographic study of child life. Contents of reel 4; Commentator: Tsurukichi Seki (male age 71). Side one. 1. Conversation about Seki's blind granfather, by Tsurukichi Seki (male age 71) and Mine Honda (female age 75) [The conversation is partly in awnser to a question asked by Hilger on the scolding of Ainu children. Seki talks about how he guided his grandfather when Seki was young to places that his grandfather could not go alone]; 2. Conversation about Seki's uncle who was a hunter, by Tsurukichi Seki (male age 71) and Mine Honda (female age 75) [the conversation revolves mostly around the telling of a story that Seki heard from his uncle about how his uncle encountered a goblin while on his way to the hunt and killed the goblin.The story includes a telling of how his uncle prayed to the Gods of the Mountain to save him and his aunt from an evil spirit, which they did.] . Side two. 1. NHK (three men talk about Ainu culture and music at Sapporo).
Sister Marie Inez Hilger Papers, Sound Recordings, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland