Japanese Pearl Hunters

Every day, in an obscure corner of Japan’s Shima peninsula, traditional pearl hunters dive beneath the waves to harvest from the ocean floor. If you live in NYC, you have the chance to see a documentary that follows three female divers of varying ages out onto (and under) open water and back into their homes, describing the little routines which make up their lives. Plays at the Metrograph theater on Saturday May 3rd!

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  1. One of my neighbors told me she was binging on this Japanese series about a young teen girl who, after her parents divorce, spends the summer with her grandmother who made a living as pearl diver! Here’s the link: (It’s safe, I think… I’ve watched many episodes without any issues I’m aware of):