Nupuri Kor Kamuynomi is a traditional Ainu ceremony to pray for the safety of hikers. It is held at the start of the climbing season on Mt. Asahidake, which is in the Daisetsuzan Mountain Range and is the highest peak in Hokkaido. This annual event, whose name in Ainu means “a festival to offer prayers to the mountain god,” includes traditional Ainu rituals and dances as well as a bonfire and a torchlight procession open to spectators. It is a fantastic event of traditional Ainu song and dance that culminates with Ainu attendees and spectators dancing in a large circle.
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- Nupuri Kor Kamuynomi