The Last Japanese Mermaids
For nearly two thousand years, Japanese women living in coastal fishing villages made a remarkable livelihood hunting the ocean for oysters and abalone, a sea snail that produces pearls. They are known as Ama. The few women left still make their living by filling their lungs with air and diving for long periods of time deep into the Pacific ocean, with nothing more than a mask and flippers.
In the mid 20th century, Iwase Yoshiyuki returned to the fishing village where he grew up and photographed these women when the unusual profession was still very much alive. After graduating from law school, Yoshiyuki had been given an early Kodak camera and found himself drawn to the ancient tradition of the ama divers in his hometown. His photographs are thought to be the only comprehensive documentation of the near-extinct tradition in existence
Start and end your day right.
Deadmau5 has ascended.
WHAT IS THE NUMBER FOR SOMETHING STRONGER THAN THE POLICE
STOP FUCKIGN REBLOGGING THIS
girl drop it to the floor
I have deep concerns for the human race
OH MY FUCKING GOD ON GODHATESTHEWORLD.COM UNDER LIECHTENSTEIN THERE IS A DENNOR COSPLAY PICTURE I AM LAUGHING SO FUCKING HARD RIGHT NOW
Women should NOT be forced to feed their babies in a bathroom, all because we live in a misogynistic, porn-warped society that’s been brainwashed to believe that female breasts used for anything other than male pleasure is “indecent”. Support public breast feeding and end the porn culture.
"how to perfect the natural, no makeup look"
step 1. you will need these 27 cosmetic products
In the lobby of the CTcon hotel on Saturday, there was a family with two cute little twin girls walking around and talking to all of the cosplayers. I was talking to my friends (hiwamu and haihane) when they were approached by the parents and these timid kids.
The parents asked: “What are you two from?”
Virus: “Uh… We’re from a video game.”
Parents: “Is it G-Rated?”
Understatement of the century.
This kid knows what’s up.
Hᴇᴛᴀʟɪᴀ: Tʜᴇ Bᴇᴀᴜᴛɪғᴜʟ Wᴏʀʟᴅ
I remember how much her realization that she was “never going to be good enough for him” resonated with me when I first watched this movie. She decided to push herself, not to be with him, but to prove him the fuck wrong.
Strong female role models who can still wear pink and love fashion. Yes yes yes.
I FUCKING LOVE THIS MOVIE OH MY GODDDDDDDDDD
CAN WE JUST STOP FOR A SEC THO?
HE’S INSULTING HER FOR BEING DUMB
SHE GOT INTO THAT SCHOOL ON HER OWN.
WARNER NEEDED HIS DADDY TO CALL THEM TO BE ABLE TO GET IN.
I LOVE THIS MOVIE NO ONE EVEN UNDERSTANDS.
I’m fairly positive that this movie taught me that it’s okay to be very feminine and love pink and be super fucking smart and take zero shit from dumbass boys.
YEAH PEOPLE UNDERSTAND