Kamuy Mintara, Chiba Prefecture, Greater Tokyo, Japan 2012
Ainu elder Haruzo Urakawa in his home. Kamuy Mintara, meaning `Playground of Gods`, is a Cise, a traditional Ainu home, that 75 [in 2012] years old Haruzo Urakawa built by himself in the mountains outside of Tokyo. Here, he lived as close as possible to the traditional Ainu lifestyle which, as a child in Hokkaido, he had learned from his father. [Today Kamuy Mintara has closed down].