Perhaps most surprisingly however, is the old age to which these women are able to keep diving.
And, if the draft ever starts up again to achieve equity with the past an all-female military should be initiated until a rough parity has been attained with the numbers of males wounded and killed fighting war in prior conflicts.
This culture of national mermaids diving for the nation is not only unique to Japan however.
The most profitable pursuit however was diving for pearls.
I would love to use this… Can anybody help me? One of the booklets talks about the Ama in a different location, and pearl cultivation in general.
Predictably, there are also films made around the profession.