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The Ainu Films of HIMEDA Tadayoshi

The Japan Foundation, Toronto is proud to present three films from the late pioneering filmmaker, HIMEDA Tadayoshi. These documentaries have rarely been shown outside of Japan and are of immense ethnological importance. During the 1970s and 1980s, Director Himeda created … Continue reading →

Reviving Ainu Lost Traditions on Screen: HIMEDA Tadayoshi’s documentary films

Event Abstract: Film representations of the Ainu people have existed since the inception of cinema but they have not remained stable over time. Ainu people were initially an object of interest for outsiders who portrayed them as “other” primitives, isolated … Continue reading →