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 ...
Aug 24, 2006 ... Japanese women who mine seabed one lungful of air at a time are last of their
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pearls, and the remarkable feats of physical ability these women displayed in ...
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Aug 25, 2009 ... Pearl divers return to the little man in the boat. Filmed around 1963, from the
Italian documentary "La Donna Nel Mundo." Narrated in English ...
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May 8, 2013 ... (1904 – 2001)He is quoted as saying "They ( the Ama divers) carried the joys and
... dnt fink much women in japan are diving these days..
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 ...
Apr 11, 2012 ... The images tell the story of contemporary Japanese female pearl divers, aka ama
. These women make their living by diving for abalone, ...
May 28, 2014 ... Ama, meaning 'woman of the sea' are amazing Japanese pearl divers. These
women specialise in free diving up to 25 meters down into cold ...
Oct 2, 2015 ... UT professor studies group of traditional Japanese pearl divers ... a population of
Japanese free divers, known as “ama,” or ocean women.
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 ...