Meet The ‘Ama’, Japan’s Legendary Female Pearl Divers

For close to two thousand years, intrepid women residing along the coasts of Japan have earned a remarkable livelihood diving into the depths of the Pacific Ocean for abalone, oysters, pearls, seaweed and other shellfish. Ama, 海女 in Japanese, translates directly to “women of the sea” in English. These impressive diving women were recorded as…

Preview: Kathmandu Triennale 2077

Kathmandu Triennale is Nepal’s leading international platform for global contemporary art. Now in its second edition in the triennale format, which was previously the Kathmandu International Arts Festival, it looks to foster a healthy art ecology that is based on the exchange of knowledge through an expansive art exhibition as well as an educational outreach…

The Story of Japan’s Sapporo Snow Festival

Held every February in Hokkaido’s capital Sapporo, The Sapporo Snow Festival, or Yuki Matsuri, is one of Japan’s most popular winter events, attracting tourists from all over the world. Today, the annual affair is staged across three sites – Odori, Susukino and Tsu Dome – spanning several square kilometres. The first snow in Sapporo falls…

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