- 千葉大学ユーラシア言語文化論集 = Journal of Chiba University Eurasian Society (ISSN:21857148)
- no.20, pp.169-201, 2018-12-25
[ABSTRACT] In Sakhalin Ainu oral literature, we can see legends of Oimakus mahnekuh: "women with teeth in their vagina". This type of tale is classfied into "Vagina dentata". We collected as many tales of "Vagina dentata" from Sakhalin and Hokkaido Ainu as possible. Similar motifs are also found among the Nivkh people who live in Sakhalin. Therefore, we also collected "Vagina dentata" tales of the Nivkh and translated them into Japanese from Russian. The folktales show us that there is a close relationship between Ainu and Nivkh although certain characteristics are different.