An Ainu village
505 AINO VILLAGE
[ID] 4032กกกก( ID:4032 )
[Photographer] R. Stillfried
[Album] R. Stillfried(album 3)
[Place] Hokkaido
[Date] unknown
[Color] mono
[Size] 242x194
[Cabinet] 78-50-0
[Keyword] private house/man and woman/Ainu

Ditch reeds and or cogon grasses were used in the walls and roofs of the "cise" houses. The "maegoya" cottage on the left is an annex to the "omoya" main house. The back of the main house was a sacred area with a shrine where "inaw" willow or dogwood wigs were offered on an altar. The device made from parallel cross logs in the foreground is a cage to rear infant bears. Poles to hang and dry fish are seen as well. This was adjacent to the "Ainu warehouses" depicted in photograph #3002.