Thursday, August 23, 2012

Tug of War pulls Yonabaru together - JapanUpdate.com

The 30th annual Yonabaru Festival has evolved from more than 400 years of inherited traditions, where residents called upon the gods to provide a bountiful crops harvest and to chase devils away. This year’s tug of war takes place in Yonabaru Town Sunday, beginning at 5 p.m. Before the townspeople and tens of thousands of visitors grab the rope, though, there’s a lot of fun to be had.

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