by Iwase Yoshiyuki Ama diver, Japan, 1955
Festival of the Temple of Gion, Kyoto, Japan, 1930 photo by F. M. Trautz
1950's - Family photo
信州 上田 1949 (昭和27年)
蕎麦屋の出前 SOBA delivery.
"Traditionally, and even as recently as the 1960s, ama dove wearing only a loincloth. Even now, ama dive without scuba gear or air tanks, making them a traditional sort of free-diver."