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Pearl diver, Japan.

SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Japan's ama divers: still fishing after all these years

Yoshiyuki captured the last precious moments of a tradition that would soon begin to disappear, “the simple, even primitive beauty of the Ama.”

The Last Japanese Mermaids - For nearly two thousand years, Japanese women living in coastal fishing villages made a remarkable livelihood hunting the ocean for oysters and abalone, a sea snail that produces pearls.

Stunning rediscovered photos show life in Japan 100 years ago

Stunning rediscovered photos show life in Japan 100 years ago

以下的照片應該是明治時代初期,外國人來日本,請人穿上各時代的戰士、武士、貴族服裝,在攝影工作室拍成的。 1.鎌…

Vintage photos of Japanese military, authentic samurai legend in old photographs that demonstrate their existence beyond the myths, Japanese military had to be a real terror to his enemies, costumes and clothing of the era.

Photographer Iwase Yoshiyuki's Ama Divers ~ 1950's

Iwase Yoshiyuki was born in 1904 in Onjuku, a fishing village on the pacific side of the Chiba peninsula, which encloses Tokyo Bay on th.

Young Ama apprentice by Yoshiyuki Iwase

Iwase Yoshiyuki was born in 1904 in Onjuku, a fishing village on the pacific side of the Chiba peninsula, which encloses Tokyo Bay on th.

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