Author: Fosco Maraini
Publisher: Leonardo da Vinci editrice, Bari, 1964, Fourth Edition
Hardcover, 13x18 cm, 115 Pages
Condition: Very good
In July 1954 the photographer-ethnologist Fosco Maraini traveled with a small film crew on the Japanese island of Hekura Hegura-jima. The island is famous for female pearl fishers (ama). The first colour picture section is focused mainly on the daily life of the island, with general views and impressions. Then Maraini gets closer and closer with his camera, documenting all the underwater work. This community then became a rather popular subject for photographers. Yoshiyuki Iwase and Yoshinobu Nakamura are probably the best-known of those who photographed the diving girls.