Meet Japan’s badass, elderly freediving women


Via Breitbart – “In Japan, elderly women freedive every day to collect shellfish, a fishing tradition that is struggling to hook the next generation.”

See also Tokyo Times: “Women diving into the ocean to pick abalones are known in Japan as “amas” or “sea women”. Ladies diving into waters of up to 20 meters deep have become one of Japan’s trademarks, despite the fact that many of the ‘amas’ have lost their lives throughout the years due to the risky diving that is made just by wearing a simple mask.”

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