I came to the mountains to Lake Akan (climbing all day and with the wind in your face.. ), because it is the place where they lived and still live Japanese Indians – Ainu people. It is a Japanese ethnic minority but as such was considered very recently, Probably a dozen years ago, after a rather fierce battle with the Japanese Government. As I read not long ago, ie. in the 80-90's, the then Prime Minister of Japan expressed the opinion, the superiority of Japan over other nations is that, it is a mono-ethnic nation… hmmm.. the blue blood?
What is interesting, one of the principal investigators Ainu was Bronislaw Pilsudski, brother Joseph.
Well, Currently the. Ainu village is just a commercial open-air museum, while Lake Akan where they lived over there is something magical. Following the path wzdłż shores, among the ancient trees reached the holy place, where thermal springs – and in this case it is a brown bubbling swamp. Mysterious place they added mist hanging over the lake.. In Water in the silence has several fishing enthusiasts .. Regardless of its size I suppose, that took.
And a few words about the little-known, though related to the Ainu topic. Has anyone thought, because I have never in my life, the population of Japan is somewhat caste? At about 1 million. Japan is the local “untouchable”, that is, people burakumin.
It was not until I started to be interested in Japan, here and there, I've made scant information about. While riding in Japan also saw places, homes, which resembled barracks.. especially in Hokkaido remember two such situations, but I had no conscience to do there pictures. Maybe that's where people lived beet? For me, this is a shock, that there is still discrimination against this population, especially in their employment. A few years ago came to light case concerning the sale of large Japanese corporations list of persons who are burakumin, to identify or reject them in the recruitment process.
such article of It describes the, as someone wants – but in Angielski..
In every society there are social classes, but for me it's a shame and disgrace to deprive people of the chance to change their fate. Especially in the twenty-first century.
And when I asked a Japanese friend Toshio about this topic is the first thing you said is how I know. Interesting..