interviews

RIKAKO, an Ama diver of Ijika, interviews Ama divers in different regions to discover "What is Ama?".

 

Every Ama woman has different stories.

Why did they become Ama? What is the motivation for their work? Have they ever thought of another job?

 

Let's listen to her story.

Ayami

 

Osatsu, Toba city

Born and raised in Osatsu

Ama since 2017 summer

Risa

 

Osatsu, Toba city

Born and raised in Osatsu

Ama since 2016 summer

Torako

 

Ijika, Toba city

Born and raised in Ijika, Toba

Ama since 1953


Rikako

 

Ijika, Toba city

Born and raised in Toyota, Aichi

Moved to Ijika since 2015

Ama since 2015 winter

Machiyo

 

Goza, Shima city

Born and raised in Goza

Ama since