AINU GRANDPARENTS AND THEIR GRAND-DAUGHTER The Original Inhabitants of OLD JAPAN Okanawa Soba writes: I love the wild and free look of the young girl. Grandpa has a sword. The integration of the cultures was inevitable, and the approximate form of the Japanese Kimono has already been adopted. I think that grandpas sword is a big deal. The right to carry a sword was highly restricted to warrior upper classes. How did an Ainu get to have one?