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Tug of War – Okinawa (那覇大綱挽) “Hai-ya!” – “O-Shoi!”

The Naha Tug of war (那覇大綱挽?) is an event at the annual festival held in Naha, Okinawa. Its roots may be traced back to the 17th century. Held on Route 58, it is a battle between the East and West teams. This correlates with the competition between two rulers in the Naha area in days […]

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