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Monthly Photos

Photos taken by ILCAA staff and associates are posted here once a month; most of them are taken during their field research in Asia and Africa.

(The copyright belongs to the photographers.)

Inside a big Mongolian yurt, “ger”

In this place where the new year begins in September, late summer is the season of departure. In the banquet hall of a huge Mongolian yurt(ger) built on the grassland, a party was held to celebrate the departure of their daughter.

Traditionally, gers made of willow and woolen felt, but nowadays, many gers are made of steel and vinyl. In addition, this banquet hall is fixed and immovable, but even so, they like such a “ger-style” hall. It seems to be similar that Japanese require Japanese-style rooms in their houses.


August 2014
Khölönbuir (Hulunbeier), Inner Mongolia, PRC
Photograph by YAMAKOSHI, Yasuhiro



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