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The Mysterious  Ama (Uminchu) Divers of traditional Japan
The Mysterious Ama (Uminchu) Divers of traditional Japan
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Japanese Ama divers
Japanese Ama divers
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Shamanic Ama Diver - Short Film
Shamanic Ama Diver - Short Film
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Ama Divers
Ama Divers
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Ama-san (a traditional female sea-diver) Kuji-shi, Iwate
Ama-san (a traditional female sea-diver) Kuji-shi, Iwate
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Japan:  Ama divers 55 years ago 海女
Japan: Ama divers 55 years ago 海女
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Japan's ageing 'ama' divers defy tide of time
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Pearl Divers of Japan, from  Women of the World
Pearl Divers of Japan, from Women of the World
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Ama - Thoughts Are Diving
Ama - Thoughts Are Diving
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Where the sea whistle echoes
Where the sea whistle echoes
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AMA - Diving Women from Toba City at Mikimoto Pearl Island
AMA - Diving Women from Toba City at Mikimoto Pearl Island
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AMA DIVER 7
AMA DIVER 7
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Ныряльщицы ама   -   Ama diving
Ныряльщицы ама - Ama diving
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Ama diving area located on Japan Kansai in Second Life
Ama diving area located on Japan Kansai in Second Life
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AMA DIVER 8
AMA DIVER 8
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Ama divers in Mikimoto
Ama divers in Mikimoto
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Ama Divers Interlude
Ama Divers Interlude
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MEGUMI in island of AMA divers 01
MEGUMI in island of AMA divers 01
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Scuba Diving: Egypt - Sharm El Sheikh, Na
Scuba Diving: Egypt - Sharm El Sheikh, Na'ama Bay
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Vailati - Pericolo negli abissi   Ama san
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02-Ama Divers
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Diving with dolphins in Na
Diving with dolphins in Na'ama Bay - Sharm el Sheikh - Egypt - Red Sea
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Ama
Ama's Story - Women Abalone Divers from Japan
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Japan  Ama divers 55 years ago 海女
Japan Ama divers 55 years ago 海女
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Ama Divers
Ama Divers
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Japan's Aging 'Ama' Divers Defy Tide of Time
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Diving Na
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Ama~Pearl Divers at Mikimoto Pearl Island
Ama~Pearl Divers at Mikimoto Pearl Island
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Divers
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Towson University Kabuki Dance: Tamatori Ama - The Pearl Diver
Towson University Kabuki Dance: Tamatori Ama - The Pearl Diver
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Peter Kramer - AMA (for female choir)
Peter Kramer - AMA (for female choir)
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Treetop Dive Into The Amazon River
Treetop Dive Into The Amazon River
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Ama Village, and the Japanese Hitocuchi Memo Mermaids
Ama Village, and the Japanese Hitocuchi Memo Mermaids
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Culture Beauty and Human Emotions-Japanese Ama 日本のアマの
Culture Beauty and Human Emotions-Japanese Ama 日本のアマの
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ama (woman diver) Toba-city
ama (woman diver) Toba-city
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Mermaids Are Real! (18)
Mermaids Are Real! (18)
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1000K - Ama
1000K - Ama
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Toba - Diving for Oysters
Toba - Diving for Oysters
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ASIAN EROTICA: Untitled KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI SHUNGA Series - c.1810 - Ama Divers 海女 春画 성욕
ASIAN EROTICA: Untitled KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI SHUNGA Series - c.1810 - Ama Divers 海女 春画 성욕
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特訓するねこ。
特訓するねこ。
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Southsea dive on the Ama Jane Wreck - Puerto Galera - Philippines
Southsea dive on the Ama Jane Wreck - Puerto Galera - Philippines
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Ama-san @ Toba, Mie-ken
Ama-san @ Toba, Mie-ken
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AMA & Suboceana : Augmented Reality on Google Glass
AMA & Suboceana : Augmented Reality on Google Glass
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The AMA
The AMA's gifting suite is SWEET!
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Ecuador ama el surf, Galápagos.
Ecuador ama el surf, Galápagos.
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Rone - Aya Ama
Rone - Aya Ama
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Divers with Giant Anaconda in the Amazon
Divers with Giant Anaconda in the Amazon
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vintage ama
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FROZEN Disney Frozen Elsa & Anna Diving Contest a Disney Frozen Video Parody
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Ama.

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

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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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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