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

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History

Japanese tradition holds that the practice of ama divers 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

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 dove for food like seaweed, shellfish, lobsters, octopus, and sea urchins — and oysters which sometimes have pearls.

Ama divers can keep diving well into old age. The older divers are generally able to stay submerged longer than the younger. Usually they also have another job, typically working on a farm.

It's supposed that the majority of ama are women because of how their bodies differ from men. The fat on a female body is distributed differently to men, which ensures that they can stay warmer in colder water.

In pop culture

In the Ian Fleming James Bond series, Bond travels to Japan in the novel You Only Live Twice. He meets and becomes involved with Ama diver Kissy Suzuki. The character was also portrayed in the film version.

See also

Notes

  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. pp. 369. ISBN 0309013410. http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/3279. Retrieved 2008-04-25. 

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Ama divers

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Ama

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

Contents

History

Japanese tradition holds that the practice of ama divers 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

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 dove for food like seaweed, shellfish, lobsters, octopus, and sea urchins — and oysters which sometimes have pearls.

Ama divers can keep diving well into old age. The older divers are generally able to stay submerged longer than the younger. Usually they also have another job, typically working on a farm.

It's supposed that the majority of ama are women because of how their bodies differ from men. The fat on a female body is distributed differently to men, which ensures that they can stay warmer in colder water.

In pop culture

In the Ian Fleming James Bond series, Bond travels to Japan in the novel You Only Live Twice. He meets and becomes involved with Ama diver Kissy Suzuki. The character was also portrayed in the film version.

See also

Notes

  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. pp. 369. ISBN 0309013410. http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/3279. Retrieved 2008-04-25. 

References

External links

 

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