Sunday, July 24, 2011

Okinawa ropes in some fun | The Japan Times Online

The Yonabaru tug-of-war on July 31 will pit the city's east side against its west in a competition that dates back some 400 years.

The contest is the climax of the city's summer festival, which takes place July 30-31. It is one of Japan's largest tug-of-war contests (second only to neighboring Naha, which is the biggest in the world).

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