Ama (women sea divers in japan)
Edition : First / Tokyo / Tokyo Chunichi Shimbun / 1962 / Softcover. / VG+ / VG+
4to, 192pp. Printed boards in dustwrapper with slipcase. Numerous Colour and Black & White plates. Text in Japanese and English. One of 2000 copies.
Intriguing documentary on the practice of the Ama – female free divers who harvest pearls. The history and rituals of the Ama are fascinating, with women being taught during their teenage years by elder Amas, who often work into their seventies.