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Toba Sea-Folk Museum, MIE UNIVERSITY AMA RESEARCH CENTER,

AMA Promotion Council & the Toba Chamber of Commerce

Hamakiyome

(Beach Purification)

Katada

Shima City

July 31st

This day also is called 'Day Off from the Dragon Palace. Long ago, nine young ama went to dive at Ryuguuidohama (Dragon Palace Well Beach) in Mugizaki, but somehow they never returned. Therefore, even now, ama in Katada take a day off on this day, and they hold a memorial service.

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