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Itoman Great Tug-of-War



Itoman City, known as the city of uminchu (fishermen), hosts an annual tug-of-war to pray for a good harvest and a bountiful catch. It will be held on Route 331, where the East and West teams will pull a 180m (590 feet) rope. A michi-junee (costume) parade will take place before the tug-of-war starts.

Date: Monday, Sept. 24, 2018
Time: 8:30-18:00
Place: From Itoman Rotary (Itoman Elementary School) to Hakugindou (Route 331)
Admission: Free