Yaunmosir is one of the names given by Ainu ancestors to the vast region that,
centuries later, would become Hokkaido, the northernmost large island of modern-day Japan.
Yaunmosir is a word as beautiful in sound as in meaning: the “land of land” in Ainu language.
Collaborating with members of the Ainu communities keeping the spirit of their ancestors alive, the Deneb team has built signature itineraries around the Ainu philosophy of nature and culture whose roots are found in the earliest major culture of prehistoric Japan which began about 14,000 years ago: The Jōmon culture. Through our signature journeys, you will be immersed in the Ainu traditional culture and discover:
– The history of the Jōmon,
– The variety of the Ainu performing arts,
– The Ainu arts and crafts including wood carving, weaving and embroidery,
– The natural treasure chest of the Ainu, with resources that include useful trees and wild plants with use ranging from craftsmanship to medicine and native dishes.