Ama Culture Experience At a Nostalgic Seaside Village

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Ama is a Japanese word for Japanese divers who go undersea to collect abalone, spiny lobster and other seafood. A majority of the Ama's are women, and they do not dive with the air tanks, but simply with a mask. They are very traditional divers and are able to go deep into the ocean for a long time. In this tour, you can meet an Ama at their hut located by a nostalgic seaside village in Oosatsu, located in Toba City. Oosatsu is an area that has been playing an important and specific role to offer seafood to Ise-Jingu shrine for over 2000 years. The Oosatsu village is characterized by its distinctive life based on fishery and deep worship for the sea deities. In the hut, the Ama divers will provide you with fresh seafood, folklore dances, and interesting talks. You can ask them questions on their daily life, or about Toba city in general. After your stay at the Ama hut, you can go visit other attractive spots in Toba city! Here is the Itinerary of the tour: Meet at Kintetsu Toba station Move to Oosatsu to visit Ama hut Seafood meal for lunch Visit Ama Museum Visit Ishigami-san shrine Visit Cafe & souvenior shop Gozaya Return to Toba station It is really rare to get to meet an Ama and to talk with them! Don't miss this opportunity to explore another important culture of Japan!

Ama is a Japanese word for Japanese divers who go undersea to collect abalone, spiny lobster and other seafood. A majority of the Ama's are women, and they do not dive with the air tanks, but simply with a mask. They are very traditional divers and are able to go deep into the ocean for a long time. In this tour, you can meet an Ama at their hut located by a nostalgic seaside village in Oosatsu, located in Toba City. Oosatsu is an area that has been playing an important and specific role to offer seafood to Ise-Jingu shrine for over 2000 years. The Oosatsu village is characterized by its distinctive life based on fishery and deep worship for the sea deities. In the hut, the Ama divers will provide you with fresh seafood, folklore dances, and interesting talks. You can ask them questions on their daily life, or about Toba city in general. After your stay at the Ama hut, you can go visit other attractive spots in Toba city! Here is the Itinerary of the tour: Meet at Kintetsu Toba station Move to Oosatsu to visit Ama hut Seafood meal for lunch Visit Ama Museum Visit Ishigami-san shrine Visit Cafe & souvenior shop Gozaya Return to Toba station It is really rare to get to meet an Ama and to talk with them! Don't miss this opportunity to explore another important culture of Japan!

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