The funado style of ama diving involves a pair of people - the ama and the boatman, who are often husband and wife. Ama who practise the funado style of diving often use heavy weights and dive deeper in the sea than the kachido ama who swim from the shore andwork alone. Photos: Jacqueline Tsang; Sea-Folk Museum, Toba City, Mie

Freediving fisherwomen of Toba, Japan, preserve an ancient tradition

A remote community of fisherwomen in Toba, Japan, are fiercely committed to protecting the ocean and its wildlife

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The funado style of ama diving involves a pair of people - the ama and the boatman, who are often husband and wife. Ama who practise the funado style of diving often use heavy weights and dive deeper in the sea than the kachido ama who swim from the shore andwork alone. Photos: Jacqueline Tsang; Sea-Folk Museum, Toba City, Mie
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