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Japan's Last “Ama” - The Female Fishers Who Free-Dive For Seafood (HBO)
Published: 2017/09/10
Channel: VICE News
Hardworking Women Pearl Divers Of Japan
Hardworking Women Pearl Divers Of Japan
Published: 2015/02/18
Channel: Vivian Co
Japan:  Ama divers 55 years ago 海女
Japan: Ama divers 55 years ago 海女
Published: 2012/04/17
Channel: MichaelRogge
The Pearl Divers
The Pearl Divers
Published: 2017/01/15
Channel: Promo Magazine
Japanese Ama divers
Japanese Ama divers
Published: 2013/05/08
Channel: Sam Spade
Where the sea whistle echoes
Where the sea whistle echoes
Published: 2009/12/01
Channel: UN University
Freediving With Japan’s Pearl Divers
Freediving With Japan’s Pearl Divers
Published: 2017/10/19
Channel: Great Big Story
Ama Divers
Ama Divers
Published: 2009/12/11
Channel: David Hawkins
Full Movie, "Islands of Mystery"  謎の島
Full Movie, "Islands of Mystery" 謎の島
Published: 2014/11/16
Channel: Timescape Indonesia
Beyoncé - Diva
Beyoncé - Diva
Published: 2009/10/03
Channel: beyonceVEVO
Japan
Japan's ageing 'ama' divers defy tide of time
Published: 2013/09/24
Channel: AFP news agency
MEGUMI in island of AMA divers 01
MEGUMI in island of AMA divers 01
Published: 2013/07/09
Channel: 鈴木仁
Woman Oyster diver 1958
Woman Oyster diver 1958
Published: 2016/03/18
Channel: lookthroughtime.com Independent Film Archive
Ama Divers and Tsunami - Short Documentary Film
Ama Divers and Tsunami - Short Documentary Film
Published: 2017/07/11
Channel: SEORITSU Short Films
AMA - Diving Women from Toba City at Mikimoto Pearl Island
AMA - Diving Women from Toba City at Mikimoto Pearl Island
Published: 2012/05/07
Channel: Shey Itiki
vintage ama
vintage ama
Published: 2012/10/31
Channel: 402dimi1
The Ama diving grannies hunt in the deep waters of Japan
The Ama diving grannies hunt in the deep waters of Japan
Published: 2016/05/28
Channel: NTV Kenya
Ныряльщицы ама   -   Ama diving
Ныряльщицы ама - Ama diving
Published: 2013/06/22
Channel: Александр Литвиненко
AMA DIVER 7
AMA DIVER 7
Published: 2014/03/21
Channel: megwatanabe
Ama
Ama's Story - Women Abalone Divers from Japan
Published: 2010/04/13
Channel: mihoaida
The Mysterious  Ama (Uminchu) Divers of traditional Japan
The Mysterious Ama (Uminchu) Divers of traditional Japan
Published: 2014/09/29
Channel: Timescape Indonesia
Ama-San – Trailer – SFF 17
Ama-San – Trailer – SFF 17
Published: 2017/05/10
Channel: sydfilmfest
AMASAN: WOMEN OF THE SEA (trailer)
AMASAN: WOMEN OF THE SEA (trailer)
Published: 2009/01/06
Channel: Amie Williams
Ama divers at Mikimoto Pearl Island
Ama divers at Mikimoto Pearl Island
Published: 2015/02/06
Channel: Rama Lohan a/l Narayanan
Ama Divers Interlude
Ama Divers Interlude
Published: 2013/06/17
Channel: The Pearl Girls
Divers
Divers's Ama festival in Japan - no comment
Published: 2010/07/20
Channel: No Comment TV
Ama - Thoughts Are Diving
Ama - Thoughts Are Diving
Published: 2008/05/17
Channel: Ponpokoi
Ama female divers in Mie, Japan (Travel Guide)
Ama female divers in Mie, Japan (Travel Guide)
Published: 2016/05/23
Channel: Mie Japan Travel Guide (Mie Citizens Council for the Ise-Shima Summit)
Mysterious Ama Uminchu Divers of traditional Japan tribe
Mysterious Ama Uminchu Divers of traditional Japan tribe
Published: 2017/02/17
Channel: Layra Maura
60 Years Old Japanese Female Free Diver
60 Years Old Japanese Female Free Diver
Published: 2016/02/29
Channel: Pari Fadlia
Mikimoto
Mikimoto's Ama Divers
Published: 2015/07/14
Channel: JapanTravel
Ama diving area located on Japan Kansai in Second Life
Ama diving area located on Japan Kansai in Second Life
Published: 2011/12/22
Channel: Amiryu Hosoi
Ama Village, and the Japanese Hitocuchi Memo Mermaids
Ama Village, and the Japanese Hitocuchi Memo Mermaids
Published: 2014/10/21
Channel: Timescape Japan
Planning to Swim With The Ama in Japan
Planning to Swim With The Ama in Japan
Published: 2017/07/28
Channel: The Pearl Girls
Ama divers
Ama divers
Published: 2017/04/14
Channel: মিষ্টার আকাইম্মা
ama (woman diver) Toba-city
ama (woman diver) Toba-city
Published: 2014/10/29
Channel: tobacciiwasaki
Ama Divers
Ama Divers
Published: 2010/09/04
Channel: Andrian Liem
"AMA"
"AMA"
Published: 2017/01/12
Channel: Studio Mirit Weinstock
[Heart to Heart] Underwater photographer, Y.Zin, Haenyeo and Ama
[Heart to Heart] Underwater photographer, Y.Zin, Haenyeo and Ama
Published: 2017/05/02
Channel: ARIRANG CULTURE
Ama divers in Mikimoto
Ama divers in Mikimoto
Published: 2010/08/04
Channel: Matt van der Peet
Let
Let's dive with a local Ama diver in Iseshima, Japan!
Published: 2017/09/08
Channel: MIEscape IST
Ama - Dive here (Naživo FM)
Ama - Dive here (Naživo FM)
Published: 2016/10/19
Channel: ama
Dive with a local Ama Diver & Walk around in Kamishima
Dive with a local Ama Diver & Walk around in Kamishima
Published: 2017/09/14
Channel: MIEscape IST
Ama-san (a traditional female sea-diver) Kuji-shi, Iwate
Ama-san (a traditional female sea-diver) Kuji-shi, Iwate
Published: 2013/09/17
Channel: Interesting scenery of Japan
Living with the Sea -Ama in Toba and Shima-(English)
Living with the Sea -Ama in Toba and Shima-(English)
Published: 2017/05/24
Channel: チャンネル三重県
02-Ama Divers
02-Ama Divers
Published: 2011/01/11
Channel: icandy1969
NRR27: Ama Divers - "An Echo In The Sound"
NRR27: Ama Divers - "An Echo In The Sound"
Published: 2016/05/23
Channel: No Rent
AMA DIVER 8
AMA DIVER 8
Published: 2014/03/23
Channel: megwatanabe
Southsea dive on the Ama Jane Wreck - Puerto Galera - Philippines
Southsea dive on the Ama Jane Wreck - Puerto Galera - Philippines
Published: 2010/03/11
Channel: Calypso Multimedia
Ama Divers - 29 7100053, 95 4020523 at Sunset
Ama Divers - 29 7100053, 95 4020523 at Sunset
Published: 2017/08/22
Channel: No Rent
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An ama

Ama (海人, women 海女; men 海士;), uminchu (in Okinawan) or kaito (in the Izu Peninsula) are Japanese divers, famous for collecting pearls. The majority of ama are women.

Ama means "sea woman".

History[edit]

Japanese tradition holds that the practice of ama may be 2,000 years old.[1] Traditionally, and even as recently as the 1960s, ama dived wearing only a loincloth. Even in modern times, ama dive without scuba gear or air tanks, making them a traditional sort of free-diver.

Activities[edit]

Depending on the region, ama may dive with masks, fins, and torso-covering wetsuits at the most. Only divers who work for tourist attractions use white, partially transparent suits.

Ama are famous for pearl diving, but originally they dived for food like seaweed, shellfish, lobsters, octopus, and sea urchins — and oysters which sometimes have pearls.

Ama can keep diving well into old age. The older divers are generally able to stay submerged longer than the younger.[citation needed] Usually they also have another job, typically working on a farm. Some Japanese people believe that the majority of ama are women because of how their bodies differ from men: The fat on a female body is distributed differently from on men.

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rahn, H.; Yokoyama, T. (1965). Physiology of Breath-Hold Diving and the Ama of Japan. United States: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council. p. 369. ISBN 0-309-01341-0. Retrieved 2008-04-25. 

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