Ainu and Hokkaido Videos

Kristine R. Brancolini (
Fri, 23 Jul 1999 17:11:16 -0700 (PDT)

A professor here is looking for videos on the Ainu of Hokkaido and some
general titles on Hokkaido. He had some specific titles he wanted, but
he is open to other suggestions. I checked OCLC WorldCat, a truly amazing
resource, and found the titles he wanted. Unfortunately, they are only on
16mm at University of Michigan. I'm going to try to borrow or rent them,
but if they are available on video, I'd be interested in buying them:

World of Yukar-the life of the Ainu 100 years ago: Part 1, Bear festival,
and Part 2, Spring and summer.

I'm also looking for _The Way of Life in Japan_, Tokyo, Bonjinsha, 1994.
There are records for an English-language version, which lots of U.S.
libraries own, so I'm hoping someone can identify a distributor for me.
I'm specifically interested in "The Fourth Generation in Hokkaido."

I also found a video from University of California Extension called
_Iyomande: the Ainu Bear Festival_, and I'd be interested in other titles
that you might have in your collections either on the Ainu or on Hokkaido.
Even a recent travel video on Hokkaido would help.


Kristine Brancolini
Indiana University Libraries