Kayano saves this from being another sorrowful story of a culture destroyed .
Since there are few books on the Ainu, this is a valuable enthnographic record of a traditional culture banging up against modern life. This title in the "Transitions: Asia & the Pacific" series is recommended for academic anthropology collections. Stella I. Wheat, Univ. Our Land Was a Forest is the courageously humble saga of an aboriginal people written by the harbinger of traditional revival.
Kayano is personally responsible for building up a collection of Ainu . Nobody can remain unmoved by that. The book is easily read and contains a number of useful black and white photographs.
Nobody can remain unmoved by that. OUR LAND WAS A FOREST reminds me very much of Native American memoirs, though in this case there is no attempt whatsoever to play up "mystical" aspects or try to be a "wise, traditional guru".
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Here is an autobiography, written by Kayano Shigeru, an Ainu of around 60 when he originally wrote, that informs us that the Ainu are far from gone. This memoir tells in very simple, matter-of-fact style about his early years of grinding poverty, the hardships suffered by all his fellow villagers, about being a draft laborer, about life hunting, fishing, and logging in the deep forests of Japan's northernmost island. Kayano's life is not specifically "Ainu", it is life in a mixed world of changing conditions. Japanese, Ainu, and even Western cultural strands mingle, but the author never tries to separate them.
Kayano Shigeru, Mark Selden, Kayano Shigeru. Our Land Was A Forest: An Ainu Memoir.
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