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Alternative namesRur
TypeFish soup
Place of originJapan
Main ingredientsStock, fish or animal bones, kelp; meat, fish, or vegetables

Ohaw or rur is a savory soup of the Ainu people of northern Japan, flavored with fish or animal bones. Kelp is also used to add flavor to the stock. Unlike the majority of the traditional Japanese soups, the Ainu do not use miso or soy sauce in their soups.[1] The solid ingredients such as meat, fish, vegetables and/or wild edible plants are added to the stock.


  • Cep ohaw - salmon soup
  • Kam ohaw - meat soup
  • Yuk ohaw - venison soup
  • Pukusa[2] ohaw - pukusa soup
  • pukusakina ohaw - anemone soup

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  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 28, 2005. Retrieved October 2, 2005.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Yamada, Takako (2001). The world view of the Ainu: nature and cosmos reading from language (snippet). Kegan Paul. ISBN 978-0710-30732-3.