Okinawa's famous Naha Tug of War canceled again this year

Photo by Shoji Kudaka
Photo by Shoji Kudaka

Okinawa's famous Naha Tug of War canceled again this year

by Shoji Kudaka
Stripes Okinawa

Guiness-certified and crowd-favorite Naha Tug of War is again canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This is the second year the event usually held in mid-October has been cancelled. The event along with the Naha Dragon Boat Races and the Shurijo Castle Festival is considered one of the three major must-attend of the year.

For the Tug of War, crowds of up to 70,000 or more gather to watch or participate in the competition of pulling a giant rope measuring 656 feet and weighing 40 tons.


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