Evening Introspection: Japan’s Huntresses of the Sea

Ama: Female Huntress of the Sea

The Last Japanese Mermaids | Messy Nessy Chic.

One of the reasons Ama are largely female is said to be their thicker layer of fat than their male counterparts to help them endure the cold water during long periods of diving. Another reason is the self-supporting nature of the profession, allowing women to live independently and foster strong communities.

I don’t know my family tree as well as I would like. But I do hope that I’m related to these ladies. I hope I can be like them one day.

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