Hero Shakushain (Ainu) Statue


Located at Mauta Park in Hokkaido, Japan

Mauta Park, Shinhidaka, Hokkaido, Japan
Public government
Group Acknowledged: 
Ainu People
Historical Subject: 

The Ainu people are the indigenous people of Japan. The Ainu, led by Shakushain, unsuccessfully revolted against the Japanese samurai in the middle of the 17th century. The people are native to Hokkaido, or the northern most island of Japan. Though only 24,000 Ainu remain today, they finally received official recognition as an indigenous people by the Japanese government in 2019. 

Physical Aspects: 

The metal statue of Shakushain standing roughly 12 feet in height above a stone and cement foundation. On the foundation, is a plaque detailing Shakushain. To the left of the statue, stands a 30+ foot pillar enscribed with characters and symbols. 

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