Ama uminchu (in Okinawan) or kaito (in Izu Peninsula) are Japanese divers,
famous for collecting pearls. The majority of ama are women. Ama means "Sea ...
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May 8, 2013 ... Some of the photos were taken by Yoshiyuki Iwase. (1904 – 2001)He is quoted
as saying "They ( the Ama divers) carried the joys and sorrows ...
Aug 24, 2006 ... Japanese women who mine seabed one lungful of air at a time are last of their
Jan 25, 2015 ... Ama (海女 in Japanese), literally means 'woman of the sea' and is recorded ...
Mikimoto used Ama divers to look after his cultivated pearls on ...
Apr 11, 2012 ... Relying solely on lung power, these 60-year-old ladies make their living by diving
for abalone, a slimy sea snail that produces pearls.
Ama Pearl Divers - The Original Mermaids | Mikimoto Blog - One of the most ... of
pearls, and the remarkable feats of physical ability these women displayed in ...
Dec 13, 2015 ... A powerfully romantic custom of women free-diving for oysters, ... female Ama
divers play in the cultivation of pearls, and the remarkable acts of ...
Nov 14, 2015 ... Groups of elderly women in Korea and in Japan free dive for a living, ... The Ama
women are the pearl diving mermaids of Japan, part of an ...
Mar 23, 2014 ... Many of the women are middle-aged or older—although the divers often ... water
wearing nothing more than a loincloth in search of pearls and ...
This woman is an "Ama"- a female pearl diver. In this area of Japan women were
thought to be better suited to this work. However, young women today are not ...