The island that is not there actually exists and has a name, Hegurajima,
a tiny island off the the coast of Japan in the Japanese sea.
In Hegurajima there is almost no trace of the "modern society", no cars, no shops, restaurants or hotels
and only one paved little road that circumnavigates the island.
Here lives one of the last communities of "Ama", which translated form the Japanese literally means "women of the sea".
Hegurajima's fisherwomen dive to fish seaweed and shells, the most sought after being the abalone, which in Japan
is an expensive delicacy.
The Ama still fish free diving up to 30 meters deep, practicing an eco sustainable way of fishing
that hasn't changed much in the past 100 years, exactly like the island where they live.

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