The female divers of Jeju Island are called haenyeo in Korean. On Dec. 1, they were designated Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The haenyeo’s ceremony to wish for a good catch and safety, diving skill, ecofriendly fishing and preservation of the sea environment got high marks. Korea now has 19 items on the UNESCO list.
Yeri Chang Staff Reporter (email@example.com)
1. What do you call the female divers of Jeju Island?