The Pit-Dwellers of Hokkaido and Ainu Place-Names Considered
Sapporo: 1925. Privately printed. First Edition. 8vo (22.5 cm), (iv), 48pp. Original limp brown pebbled cloth, printed paper label on front cover. A very good and complete copy.
A scarce title about the Ainu of northern Japan. Comprises two parts; “The Koropok-Guru or Pit-Dwellers of North Japan” and “A Critical Examination of the Nomenclature of Yezo”. The latter part lists 600 place names giving their Japanese pronunciation and the Ainu form followed by the derivation and meaning of the word. Nipponalia (1974) 2277. Very Scarce.