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Itoman Haarii 2017


The haarii of the fishing village of Itoman is the oldest such race on the island, a traditional, unique festivity that can be seen nowhere else. During the week before the event, at Santimou, a hilly place in the middle of the village, a gong is struck to announce the coming of the haaree. Racers have diligently practiced for 40 days prior to the event, and their determination is clear for all to see. The Itoman Haaree has more than 20 categories of races.

Event name: Itoman Haarii
Date: Monday, May 29, 2017
Place: Itoman Fishing Port (603-1 Itoman, Itoman City)
Time: 9:15-15:30 (The races will start at 10:00)
Admission: Free
For inquiries: (office of the Itoman fisherman’s cooperative) 098-992-2011