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The University of Wisconsin Digital Collection is pleased to announce its recent collaboration with Professor Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney. She is the William F. Vilas Professor in the Anthropology department at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, as well as the 2009 Kluge Distinguished Chair of Modern Culture for the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress. The UWDC has scanned Ohunki-Tierney’s collection of books on the Ainu by the Japanese. The books focus on the Sakhalin Ainu, since the books were acquired by Ohnuki-Tierney at the time she was studying them. The Ainu, who lived on Sakhalin, Hokkaido and the Kuriles are earliest known occupants of these islands. The books are extremely rare and are either hand-written, with illustrations hand-drawn, or are wood block prints. Many of these early documents were authored by explorers and scholars at the order of the Bakufu or the Matsumae clan. Since these authors were sent by the Japanese government which for the first time began to be concerned with territorial expansions and boundaries, these documents often include a number of detailed maps, including the topography and Ainu place names.
The Ainu Komonjo (18th & 19th century records) -- Ohnuki Collection can be freely viewed at: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/EastAsian.JapanRice