Ureshipa Shirarika – The Ainu culture of Shiranuka

The town of Shiranuka pursues its community development
by uniting the townspeople
under the Ainu concept of “ureshipa”,
meaning
“to grow together”.

In harmony with nature…,
With deep respect for others…

The traditional Ainu teachings continue to make us, modern people, realize
what is really essential in our life.

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The Ainu people of Shiranuka

The Ainu people of Shiranuka

The Ainu people once inhabited a large area, extending over Sakhalin, the Kuril Islands, and the northern region of Honshu Island, with the island of Hokkaido at its center.

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