In Yakataishi, a ward of Minato, sixteen men are registered ama (海士), a title that translates roughly as "sea warriors." At 63 years old, Hatsuo Sakamoto is the oldest of the group. "If you dive with oxygen tanks, there is no need to frequently resurface. You can uproot everything. But if you rely only on breath-holding, you are prevented from over harvesting," he says.
Plunge into the story of freedivers harvesting in harmony with the waters that surround Japan.