Batchelor, John. Ainu life and lore: echoes of a departing race

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Introduction Some Fundamentals

Chapter I The General Appearance Of The Ainu

Chapter Ii The Status Of Ainu Women

Chapter Iii The Haunted Man

Chapter Iv Battles With The Japanese

Chapter V The Ainu And Oroks At War

Chapter Vi The Village Community

Chapter Vii Women And Their Tattooing

Chapter Viii Clothing

Chapter Ix In The Home Of Chief Penri

Chapter X That Wicked Missionary

Chapter Xi Women And Their Work

Chapter Xii Manners And Etiquette

Chapter Xiii Sustenance

Chapter Xiv. A Call To The Mountains.

Chapter Xv About Mascots

Chapter Xvi The Origin Of The Ainu, And The Creation

Chapter Xvii About Earthquakes

Chapter Xviii A Woman Changed Into A Bear

Chapter Xix Chief Penri On Snakes

Chapter Xx Chief Penri's Mother Dies

Chapter Xxi A Journey To Hades

Chapter Xxii Hut Building And Dedication

Chapter Xxiii The Two Household Gods

Yakut Fire Worship

Chapter Xxiv The Birth Tree And Customs At Childbirth

Chapter Xxv On Marriage

Chapter Xxvi The Bear Festival

Chapter Xxvii My Friends Tee And Arimakna

Chapter Xxviii On Names And Name Giving

Chapter Xxix The Vines Of Heaven, And Sympathetic Magic

Chapter Xxx On Rain-making And The Heavenly Bodies

Chapter Xxxi Witchcraft And Ophiolatry

Chapter Xxxii Shamanism And A Shaman's Séance

Chapter Xxxiii Stories Of Love, Vengeance And War

Chapter Xxxiv A Fight With A Marine Demon

Chapter Xxxv A Grandfather, Grandson, Demon And Demi-god

Chapter Xxxvi About Hunting

Chapter Xxxvii The Pine-marten, Adonis, And Skylark

Chapter Xxxviii A God And A Man Contest In Magic

Chapter Xxxix Warring Upon Trees, And The “wild Dance”

Chapter Xl On Pathology

Chapter Xli A Little Boy Delivers His Two Brothers From A Monstrous Demon

Chapter Xlii Animism And Necrolatry

Chapter Xliii On Tree Worship

Chapter Xliv A Woman, Losing Her Twelve Sweethearts, At Last Marries A Metamorphosed Bear

Chapter Xlv Wood Fetishes And The Slaying Of The Demon Of Disease

Chapter Xlvi On Cosmology And The Demon Of Thunder

Chapter Xlvii Some Shooting Incidents

Chapter Xlviii A Legend Telling How A Cruel, Bad-tempered Man Was Punished By The Gods

Chapter Xlix Fresh And Salt Water Genii And Ghouls

Genii And Ghouls Of The Sea

Chapter L The Bat Or Flitter-mouse Fetish

Chapter Li On Catching Fish

Chapter Lii On A Journey

Chapter Liii About Ainu Heroes

Chapter Liv Possession By Foxes

Chapter Lv Another Fox Story

Chapter Lvi A Remarkable Ainu Love Tragedy

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Title: Ainu life and lore: echoes of a departing race

Published By: Tokyo: Kyobunkwan, 1927. xii, 448 p.: ill.

By line: [by] John Batchelor

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2009. Computer File

Culture: Ainu (AB06)

Subjects: Literature (538); General character of religion (771); Mythology (773); Ethnopsychology (828); Personal grooming (302); Spirits and gods (776); External relations (648); Cult of the dead (769); Revelation and divination (787); Verbal arts (5310);

Abstract: This document contains Ainu ethnographic data and an extensive sample of their myths, legends and folk tales. It is based on the author's observations and experiences among the Ainu people for about fifty years as an English missionary. This document provides a rich document to analyze ethnopsychology (especially their conception of self, scapegoat mechanism) and religion (their theory of supernaturals, relationshipp of men to supernaturals, their religious practices, eschatology, etc.) The author presents the folklore in the native social context and in a narrative style. He introduces his informants in length and their attitudes and reactions toward their stories. His own views and 'bias' are also stated explicitly. Thus, the style of writing enhances the objectivity and the usability of data for research.

Document Number: 2

Document ID: ab06-002

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Field Date: 1877-1924

Evaluation: Missionary-5

Analyst: Hesung Chun Koh ; 1962

Coverage Date: 1877-1924

Coverage Place: Japan

LCSH: Ainu


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