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44th Naha Great Tug-of-War Festival / RBC Civic Festival & Orion Beer Paradise

This event has been cancelled due to the approaching typhoon.


Date: Saturday-Monday, Oct. 11-13, 2014
Time: 11:00-21:00
Place: Onoyama General Athletic Park (Naha City)

The Naha Great Tug-of-War Festival is famous not only for its tug-of-war held on Route 58 and the parade featuring a traditional banner performance along Kokusai Street. Two more events, the RBC (Ryukyu Broadcasting Corporation) Civic Festival and Orion Beer Paradise, will be going on simultaneously with the three-day Naha Great Tug-of-War Festival. Held at Onoyama General Athletic Park, near Naha Airport, the concurrent events offer an array of entertainment for the whole family and a number of stalls providing food, drinks and fun activities.

As on-site parking is not available, it is recommended that visitors utilize public transportation for this festival, such as monorail, bus or taxi.

*About a five-minute walk from Onoyama Koen Station, and a three-minute walk from Tsuboya Station (Okinawa Urban Monorail)

The Naha Great Tug-of-War Festival 


Program: Orion Beer Paradise


Saturday, Oct. 11
15:25-15:45 Ayano Uema (Okinawan traditional)
15:55-16:15 Yudai Uechi (Okinawan folk)
16:30-17:00 Pony Tail Ribbons (Okinawan new pop)
17:15-17:45 Shiori (pop)
18:00-18:30 EPO (singer-songwriter)
19:00-19:50 Isamu Shimoji (singer-songwriter)

Sunday, Oct. 12
15:55-16:15 TMKY (pop)
16:30-17:00 Sansanar (Okinawan traditional)
17:15-17:45 Akira Ikuma (guitarist)
18:00-18:30 All Japan Goith (new pop)
19:00-19:50 Diamantes (Latin and rock)
20:00  Fireworks

Monday, Oct. 13
15:55-16:15 Miyagi Sisters (samba)
16:30-17:00 Kazuya Gibo (Okinawan folk)
17:15-17:45 Sky's the Limit (winner of X Factor Okinawa, Japan)
18:00-18:30 Manami (pop)
19:00-19:50 Parsha Club (Okinawan new pop)
20:00 Fireworks

Oct. 11–13 on 20:00


Program: RBC Civic Festival


Saturday, Oct. 11
15:00-15:30 Dance with Jibanyan from “Yo-kai Watch”

Sunday, Oct. 12
15:40-16:00 “Okinawa Kawaii Channel” (broadcast radio show)
16:15-16:45 Dance with Jibanyan from “Yo-kai Watch”

Monday, Oct. 13
11:30-12:00 “Ryujin Mabuyer” show
15:00-15:30 Dance with Jibanyan from “Yo-kai Watch”