Ainu culture in Hokkaido's Akan National Park

Travel Aug 25, 2006

Ainu culture in Hokkaido's Akan National Park

by Chris Bamforth

When Japan's Meiji Era (1868-1912) government concluded that the country had a manifest destiny to commence full-scale colonization of the hitherto barely developed northern island of Hokkaido, it set about the task assiduously. Much as with the American frontier, people from other parts of the ...