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Ama (diving)

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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 ...

Ancient art of pearl diving breathes its last | World news | The Guardian

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Aug 24, 2006 ... Japanese women who mine seabed one lungful of air at a time are last of their kind.

Ama-The pearl diving mermaids of Japan | Abysse

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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 ...

Japanese Women of the Sea | VICE | United States

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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

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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 ...

Japan's Ama Divers: A Sacred Tradition - The Culture Trip

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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 ...

Women of The Sea | The Art and Tradition of Free Diving

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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 ...

Nina Poppe: AMA looks at the women of Japan who dive for ... - Slate

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Japanese pearl divers, 1950s - Rare Historical Photos

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May 15, 2016 ... Ama, meaning “sea woman”, are free divers, women who make their living by diving to depths of up to 25 meters without using oxygen tanks or ...

The Last Japanese Mermaids - Messy Nessy Chic

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Nov 1, 2013 ... For nearly two thousand years, Japanese women living in coastal fishing ... to the more prosperous pearl-bearing abalone, would dive in often ...

Japan's Mermaid Pearl Divers In Photos | - Flashbak

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Nov 1, 2013 ... DIVING for pearls in Japan is a job for women. In this photos from July 30, 1937 two champion pearl-divers pose on the beach in the Miye ...