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Shamanic Ama Diver - Short Documentary Film
Shamanic Ama Diver - Short Documentary Film
Published: 2014/08/05
Channel: SEORITSU Short Films
Where the sea whistle echoes
Where the sea whistle echoes
Published: 2016/09/21
Channel: Kathryne Myrna
Japan:  Ama divers 55 years ago 海女
Japan: Ama divers 55 years ago 海女
Published: 2012/04/17
Channel: MichaelRogge
Ama Divers
Ama Divers
Published: 2009/12/11
Channel: David Hawkins
Japan
Japan's ageing 'ama' divers defy tide of time
Published: 2013/09/24
Channel: AFP news agency
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)
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: Kenya NTV
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
Ныряльщицы ама   -   Ama diving
Ныряльщицы ама - Ama diving
Published: 2013/06/22
Channel: Александр Литвиненко
Ama - The Pearl Diving Mermaids of Japan
Ama - The Pearl Diving Mermaids of Japan
Published: 2016/02/02
Channel: Freediving CWB
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
Pearl Divers of Japan, from "Women of the World"
Pearl Divers of Japan, from "Women of the World"
Published: 2009/08/26
Channel: Orin Z. Best
Mysterious Ama Uminchu Divers of traditional Japan tribe
Mysterious Ama Uminchu Divers of traditional Japan tribe
Published: 2017/02/17
Channel: Layra Maura
Japanese Ama divers
Japanese Ama divers
Published: 2013/05/08
Channel: Sam Spade
Diving Na
Diving Na'ama Bay Sharm el Sheikh december 2010
Published: 2010/12/26
Channel: EW 764
The Mysterious  Ama (Uminchu) Divers of traditional Japan
The Mysterious Ama (Uminchu) Divers of traditional Japan
Published: 2014/09/29
Channel: Timescape Indonesia
Beautiful Japanese Pearl Divers (Mutoscope)
Beautiful Japanese Pearl Divers (Mutoscope)
Published: 2011/08/26
Channel: mesmoland
Ama
Ama's Story - Women Abalone Divers from Japan
Published: 2010/04/13
Channel: mihoaida
Ama divers
Ama divers
Published: 2017/04/14
Channel: CRAZY WORLD
Ama Divers Interlude
Ama Divers Interlude
Published: 2013/06/17
Channel: The Pearl Girls
Япония. Тоба. Ныряльщицы. Японские ама. 海人 海女
Япония. Тоба. Ныряльщицы. Японские ама. 海人 海女
Published: 2012/07/05
Channel: Japancollections
vintage ama
vintage ama
Published: 2012/10/31
Channel: 402dimi1
Dive with a local Ama diver!
Dive with a local Ama diver!
Published: 2017/06/19
Channel: IST DMC based in Mie, Japan
60 Years Old Japanese Female Free Diver
60 Years Old Japanese Female Free Diver
Published: 2016/02/29
Channel: Pari Fadlia
Divers
Divers's Ama festival in Japan - no comment
Published: 2010/07/20
Channel: No Comment TV
Ama-San – Trailer – SFF 17
Ama-San – Trailer – SFF 17
Published: 2017/05/10
Channel: sydfilmfest
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 Records
ЯпониЯ  Тоба  Ныряльщицы  Японские ама  海人 海女
ЯпониЯ Тоба Ныряльщицы Японские ама 海人 海女
Published: 2015/08/24
Channel: Andre38880
1000K - Ama
1000K - Ama
Published: 2011/05/12
Channel: Da1000K
MEGUMI in island of AMA divers 01
MEGUMI in island of AMA divers 01
Published: 2013/07/09
Channel: 鈴木仁
Ama - Thoughts Are Diving
Ama - Thoughts Are Diving
Published: 2008/05/17
Channel: Ponpokoi
Ama - Dive here (Naživo FM)
Ama - Dive here (Naživo FM)
Published: 2016/10/19
Channel: ama
Ama divers in Mikimoto
Ama divers in Mikimoto
Published: 2010/08/04
Channel: Matt van der Peet
pearl divers 8mm part 2
pearl divers 8mm part 2
Published: 2012/09/23
Channel: jaysnell75
Ama divers at Mikimoto Pearl Island
Ama divers at Mikimoto Pearl Island
Published: 2015/02/06
Channel: Rama Lohan a/l Narayanan
ama (woman diver) Toba-city
ama (woman diver) Toba-city
Published: 2014/10/29
Channel: tobacciiwasaki
The Mysterious Ama Uminchu Divers of traditional Japan tribe
The Mysterious Ama Uminchu Divers of traditional Japan tribe
Published: 2017/04/06
Channel: blossom kitzmiller
海女  Japanese women diving for pearls on Pearl Island Japan
海女 Japanese women diving for pearls on Pearl Island Japan
Published: 2015/04/16
Channel: R S
AmA - Thoughts are Diving
AmA - Thoughts are Diving
Published: 2016/09/20
Channel: Chillup Your Life
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
三重 Mie, Japan - Ama Divers (March 2016)
三重 Mie, Japan - Ama Divers (March 2016)
Published: 2016/08/13
Channel: faym1982
TIMI AMA - SCUBADIVING
TIMI AMA - SCUBADIVING
Published: 2015/11/28
Channel: Blue Itinerary
AMA-SAN | Japondělí
AMA-SAN | Japondělí
Published: 2017/05/01
Channel: Japondělí
Ama Divers
Ama Divers
Published: 2010/09/04
Channel: Andrian Liem
Lady Gaga - Million Reasons (Live From The Bud Light x Lady Gaga Dive Bar Tour Nashville)
Lady Gaga - Million Reasons (Live From The Bud Light x Lady Gaga Dive Bar Tour Nashville)
Published: 2016/10/14
Channel: LadyGagaVEVO
"AMA"
"AMA"
Published: 2017/01/12
Channel: Studio Mirit Weinstock
Day 1: Diving Na
Day 1: Diving Na'ama Bay
Published: 2016/12/08
Channel: Ramon Steur
Ama~Pearl Divers at Mikimoto Pearl Island
Ama~Pearl Divers at Mikimoto Pearl Island
Published: 2010/11/30
Channel: World Turtle Productions, LLC
AMA DIVER 8
AMA DIVER 8
Published: 2014/03/23
Channel: megwatanabe
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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.

In culture[edit]

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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