Toba, Japan - May 19, 2016.
Ama are Japanese divers, after dressing themselves in wetsuits and swimming hats, they're going to fish seafood.
Japanese tradition holds that the practice of Ama may be 2,000 years old .
These women, whose fishing technique consists of immersing themselves underwater looking mainly for seafood and seaweed,have kept this ancient tradition alive against the odds.
The Ama have survived to the great modern changes transforming this ancient activity in a sort of folkloristic business ("off the beaten path")
Tourists now come to observe the Ama in all phases of their work: from fishing to fish consumption, cooked in their traditional huts.
cf. 1 Rahn, H.; Yokoyama, T. (1965). Physiology of Breath-Hold Diving and the Ama of Japan. United States: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council. p. 369. ISBN 0-309-01341-0.