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Ainu Teachings

  • Prize
    Bronze in Portraiture/Culture
  • Photographer
    Pokiru Sawamaru
  • Website
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Countless tattoos engraved on the body, hoping for the blessing of Kamuy(gods).
The gods for the Ainu are all things in nature.
There are countless gods everywhere, in the forest, in the sea.
This is mutualism.
This idea also applies to their relationships.
The Ainu don’t have a written language, and when trouble occurs they hold discussions to solve the problem together. In this way, everyone is working to build a fair and peaceful society.
The Ainu way of life offers a great hint to those of us who are worried about slander on SNS and other problems with relationships in our modern society.

Awards IBI 2022 / 1st Place Winner / 3rd Place/ Semi-finalists
SWPA 2022 / Shortlist
TIFA 2021 / Bronze Winner / Honorable Mention×3
BIFA 2021 / Silver winner
IPA 2021 / 2nd Place Winner / Honorable Mention×4
PX3 2021 / Silver winner / Bronze winner / Honorable Mention
JHA 2021 / Finalist
MIFA 2021 / Silver winner / Bronze winner / Honorable Mention