1931 / 27 minutes

Directed by
Neil G. Munro
Country of production
United Kingdom

The RAI has reedited the original film of this ceremony among the Ainu people of Japan. In the bear ceremony, now no longer performed, a specially reared bear was reverently killed and its flesh and blood eaten by the participants. The film shows a series of ritual acts with some commentary on their meaning.

Language and subtitles
English (no subtitles)
Central Asia and Far East
Ritual Animals Indigenous peoples / First Nations peoples