Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Pearl Diving

Article on Japanese pearl diving. (Ama)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/japan/story/0,,1857110,00.html
Rocky Mountain PBS E-news
Korean pearl diving (Haenyo)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haenyo
http://src.unescoapceiu.org/pdf/2006/sangsaeng/060529_ss_vol15_p38-39.pdfhttp://www.lulu.com/browse/book_view.php?fCID=611041&fBuyItem=5
I remember my Dad talking about the Pearl divers in Japan, possibly when I was into diving for coins at the local pool. At the time I thought that would be the best job.
Here is a set of wonderful pictures by Iwase Yoshiyuki, 1907-2001
The women in these pictures dove for seaweed, shells and abalone rather than pearls but still some wonderful photos.
http://www.iwase-photo.com/ama1.html

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