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Harukor: An Ainu Womanís Tale
Reconstructs the life of an Ainu woman living on t

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By Honda Katsuichi (au); Kyoko Selden (tr)
Year: 2000
Pages: 315
Binding Paperback
ISBN 520210204

Product Code: 1422392678

Reconstructs the life of an Ainu woman living on the northern island of Japan over 500 years ago. Harukorís story, created from surviving oral accounts of Ainu life & culture, takes place in the centuries before the mainland Japanese nearly destroyed the way of life depicted here. The fictional Harukor tells us of her childhood, her adolescence, & her motherhood. She describes festivals, weddings, childbirth & midwifery, traditional healing methods, battles, & funerals. Her story is followed by the story of her oldest son, Pasekur, which end by foreshadowing an early Ainu rebellion against Japanese encroachment. ďA unique portrait of Ainu gods & humans, of matters sacred & mundane, & of the distinctive Ainu respect for natureís bounty.Ē Illustrations.

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