She Left Her Job to Join a 3,000-Year-Old Japanese Deep Sea Tradition
In Japan, ama are women who do deep dives without air tanks or any equipment to find shellfish, seaweed and pearls. Aiko Ono left a hectic photography job in Tokyo in order to join this legendary group of women. Ama divers have searched the ocean floors for 3,000 years, and while it's extremely difficult, it's also extremely rewarding. The word Aiko Ono uses to describe how it feels to free dive and find treasures under the sea is “delight”. This video showcases the peace and honor that Ono finds under the sea, and the beauty of this Japanese tradition.