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Amelia Starling is a writer and folklorist. She studied Creative Writing at the University of Winchester, and is a content editor for #FolkloreThursday. She loves travelling and collecting stories, and spent 15 months living in Japan doing this alongside teaching English. In September she will begin studying for a masters degree in ethnology & folklore at the University of Aberdeen. Amelia blogs about folklore and fairy tales at The Willow Web. You can follow her on Twitter @amyelize.

Mie is home to the ama divers, an ancient tradition of women who breath-dive for abalone, and Ise Jingu, the