Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Ama, the Pearl Diving Mermaid of Japan

I've always marveled at tales of the Ama, the Japanese women who specialized in diving for shellfish.  These fascinating women swam pretty much naked and were able to make a living and gain independence, mainly due to their superior ability to tolerate cold and to hold their breath for long periods of time.  Found a fascinating blog with pictures of these beautiful women here.

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