Photograph of an Ainu Japanese girl, from Asahigawa,Japan in 1945.

Photograph of an Ainu Japanese girl, from Asahigawa,Japan in 1945.

Ainu Riwkakant: こころ、往くまで・・・ / 床絵美 Toko Emi

Ainu Riwkakant: こころ、往くまで・・・ / 床絵美 Toko Emi

(Ainu people) Ainu woman playing tonkori

(Ainu people) Ainu woman playing tonkori

Ainu man, Japan.  This handsome man is genetic evidence that the Japanese have a Northern European ancestry in their background, dating back thousands of years ago.  The world is an interesting place!

Ainu man, Japan. This handsome man is genetic evidence that the Japanese have a Northern European ancestry in their background, dating back thousands of years ago. The world is an interesting place!

An Ainu woman in a traditional costume walks during a ritual ancestor worshipping ceremony on a river bed in Tokyo, Japan, on Sunday, April 8, 2008. Japanese lawmakers passed a resolution in parliament today to recognize the Ainu people as indigenous to Japan and urge an end to discrimination against the group who mostly live in Hokkaido.

An Ainu woman in a traditional costume walks during a ritual ancestor worshipping ceremony on a river bed in Tokyo, Japan, on Sunday, April 8, 2008. Japanese lawmakers passed a resolution in parliament today to recognize the Ainu people as indigenous to Japan and urge an end to discrimination against the group who mostly live in Hokkaido.

Brazil | Pataxó Indian; One of the participants at the national Festival of Indigenous Culture.  Bertioga / S. Paulo | © Regina Simões

Brazil | Pataxó Indian; One of the participants at the national Festival of Indigenous Culture. Bertioga / S. Paulo | © Regina Simões

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