According to the mythology of the Ainu people, tattooing was brought to earth by Okikurumi Turesh Machi, the ancestral mother of the Ainu and sister of the creator god Okikurumi. Ainu girls were given lip tattoos as they grew older, customarily by grandmothers or maternal aunts. Completed lip tattoos served to repel evil spirits from the body, indicate that the woman was ready for marriage, and assure her place among her ancestors in the afterlife.

According to the mythology of the Ainu people, tattooing was brought to earth by Okikurumi Turesh Machi, the ancestral mother of the Ainu and sister of the creator god Okikurumi. Ainu girls were given.

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The only 'native Japanese' are the Caucasian dna Ainu people, pushed to near-extinction to Japan's northernmost reaches.

JAPAN | AINU couple

JAPAN | AINU couple

Ainu coat I haven't seen these colors used before - lovely.

Ainu coat I haven't seen these colors used before - lovely.

Ainu clothes : Japan

Ainu clothes : Japan Love the design, wonder if the Ainu originated aizome or learned it. Should look into that in my retirement.

An Ainu woman, part of an indigenous ethnic group of Northern Japan 縄文美人!実は日本で一番「古代から引き継ぐオリジナル日本人」の血が濃いのがアイヌの人達です(二番目に濃いのが沖縄の人達)。つまり彼等こそが「日本人の中の日本人」「真の日本人」と胸を張って言える人達なのです。「先住民」なんかじゃないよ!支那朝鮮の仕掛けた「分断工作」に騙されないで!!!!!

An Ainu woman, part of an indigenous ethnic group of Northern Japan, called The Powder Puff Girls.

Patterns of The Ainu

【Ainu Tribe: Japanese Race】Patterns of The Ainu: Japanese Race - the indigenous people of Japan

Japan | “Ainu woman with lip tattoo” | Photographer and date unknown

A Beauty to Give the Thrill: 20 Vintage Portraits of Ainu Women from Northern Japan With Their Traditional Tattooed Lips

Ainu robe Period: Meiji period (1868–1912) Culture: Japan Medium: Cotton and wool with applique (kiri-fuse) Dimensions: Overall: 48 1/4 x 50 1/2 in. (122.6 x 128.3 cm)

一番の日本人!【Ainu Tribe: Japanese Race】Ainu Robe Period: Meiji period Culture: Japan Medium: Cotton and wool with applique (kiri-fuse) Classification: Textiles-Costumes: Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Japan | Aino woman from Shiraoi, in full dress with ornaments of patched cotton. |  Photographer: S. Kinoshita.  1937.

Ainu woman from Shiraoi, in full dress with ornaments of patched cotton, 1937 by S.

Ainu village women pounding rice in hollowed-out stump with wooden clubs, Shiraoi, 1946 by Alfred Eisenstaedt

Ainu village women pounding rice in hollowed-out stump with wooden clubs, Shiraoi, 1946 by Alfred Eisenstaedt Lug 2

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