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Okinawa Japan photography group featuring unique pictures of Okinawa
Itoman plays host to a wide variety of festival and events throughout the year. Like most festivals in Okinawa many of these events are high energy, full of music, dance and tradition. The Itoman Hare (dragon boat race) is one of the biggest and oldest of the Ryuku Islands and Itoman’s very traditional Tug-Of-War is open for any one to join. The peaceful illumination and Hometown festival events are just two more yearly events.
|Itoman Hare - Dragon Boat Races
Itoman hosts the largest dragon boat races in Okinawa Japan on the 4th day of the 5th month of the lunar calendar (usually June). There is a legend in Itoman that the day after Hare people who have died at sea have their own dragon boat races. This Hare is called Guso Bare and it is said that on this day people can hear ...
The second largest in Okinawa, rivaled only by Naha City tug-of-war. The Itoman tug of war has managed to remained a traditional event
and is held every year on August 15 of the lunar calendar ( usually mid to late September) ...
|Itoman Hometown Festival
This Okinawa festival is a great chance to sample some of the local Itoman specialty goods and food, items like delicious fish soup can be found being sold everywhere ...
|Peaceful Illumination Festival
Over 600,000 light bulbs are lit up in Itoman City where the Battle of Okinawa came to an end. The lights shine from mid December through to the beginning of January at the Itoman Wine Farm ...