One of the lesser-known but fascinating parts of Japanese culture is that of the Ama pearl divers. These women specialised in freediving some 30 feet down into cold water wearing nothing more than a loincloth. Utilising special techniques to hold their breath for up to 2 minutes at a time, they would work for up to 4 hours a day in order to gather abalone, seaweed and other shellfish. The most profitable pursuit however was diving for pearls. Traditionally for Ama, finding a pearl inside an oyster was akin to receiving a large bonus while they went about their ancestral practice of collecting shellfish.
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Ama - Sea Divers from Japan. Only women do the diving and men stay on the boat. These women are tough, fit and beautiful. One of the lesser-known but fascinating parts of Japanese culture is that of the Ama pearl divers. These women specialised in freediving some 30 feet down into cold water …. Japanese Ama Divers. Free Divers that hunt for pearls in the open sea. Photo by Fosco Maraini. Le pescatrici Ama pescano le ostriche Awabi. In this American women swam across the Bering Strait, from the U.
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