Traditional Clothing of Japan (kimono)
The kimono is a Japanese traditional garment worn by women, men and children. The word "kimono", which literally means a "thing to wear" (ki "wear" and mono "thing"), has come to denote these full-length robes. The standard plural of the word kimono in English is kimonos, but the unmarked Japanese plural kimono is also sometimes used.

Today, kimono are most often worn by women, and on special occasions. Traditionally, unmarried women wore a style of kimono called furisode, with almost floor-length sleeves, on special occasions. A few older women and even fewer men still wear the kimono on a daily basis. Men wear the kimono most often at weddings, tea ceremonies, and other very special or very formal occasions. Professional sumo wrestlers are often seen in the kimono because they are required to wear traditional Japanese dress whenever appearing in public. source Wikipedia
An equatorial village in Lembata Island, (Lamalera -Indonesia) - youths attain their manhood by proving their skill in the island's traditional method of hunting whales and mantas, etc. When a boy turns 15, he can join a crew of ten on a wooden sailing boat to hunt for whales. Every youth's desire is to become a lamafa who catches his prey with only a single spear. When a whale or manta is caught, it is divided among the crew members. The catch is not only for themselves. The women bring the meat to the village to barter for other goods such as corn and crops. Looking for the Big Catch shows the life of the village people and youths, who know the secret for coexisting with the bounties of the sea.

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Lamalera is a whaling village located on Lembata Island (INDONESIA). During the months of May through to late August is the whale hunting season for the people of Lamalera and these traditional whalers are known as Lamafa and use simple traditional tools, small row boats and hand-thrown harpoons to ply their trade during the whaling season. Whatever they catch nothing is wasted as it is either consumed or sold. Established hundreds of years past and as far back as before the intrusion of Catholic missionaries, the villagers hold traditional rituals to commemorate their ancestors and for blessings for their whale harvest.

An interesting fact is that the traditional whalers of Lamalera are forbidden from killing Blue Whales. There are several other species of whales found in the Sawu Sea but it is the Blue whale that is, some would say, sacred and untouchable.
Fry became the 10th victim of a Great White shark attack in California history. Fry had just taken a deep breath and had dove back into the water to make his descent to the sea floor when he was suddenly charged by a Great White shark and killed instantly. California 2004
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