Senior Ladies’ Diving Club

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Sea urchins are considered a delicacy in Japan and beyond. In an ancient tradition, harvesting them from the sea floor with not much more than a pair of goggles and a steel hook is a job reserved for women. And as, due to climate change, the yield gets more and more meagre, the trade is unattractive for the young, leaving the work to an ever ageing troupe of mermaids.

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