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The 13th Heisei Young Bullfighting Tournament – March 24, 2024

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Ready for an electrifying experience in Okinawa? The 13th Heisei Young Bullfighting Tournament is on the horizon, promising a day filled with intense matchups and spirited competition. This event stands out as a pinnacle of bullfighting excellence in Okinawa, bringing together top talent and passionate fans. Let’s dive into the details of what makes this event a must-know for enthusiasts and newcomers alike.

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📅 Event Details

  • Date: March 24, 2024 (Sunday)
  • Time: Kicks off at 1:00 PM
  • Venue: Uruma City Ishikawa Multipurpose Dome [.Google Pin ]

💵 Admission Fees (Cash Only, Same Day Tickets Only)

  • Men: 3000 yen
  • Women: 2000 yen
  • Junior and Senior High School Students: 1000 yen
  • Elementary School Students and Younger: Free

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🤝 Organized By

The tournament is a collaborative effort by the Ishikawa, Gushikawa, Nanbu, and Koya Bullfighting Associations. Together, they form the Heisei Young Bull Association, a group known for breaking down regional barriers and bringing together the best of the bullfighting community.

🌟 Highlighted Matchups

This year’s lineup is nothing short of spectacular, featuring renowned bulls and fighters from across the region. Among the must-watch battles is the appearance of the former Tokunoshima Champion, “Black Dragon King,” known for his formidable strength and fierce combat style. His participation has stirred a wave of anticipation among fans eager to see his performance.

Another hotly anticipated match involves the former Okinawa Lightweight Champion, “Eternal Victory Tessri Kari,” going head-to-head with the seasoned title match competitor, “Yonaguni Comrade.” These matches are set to captivate audiences with their intense rivalry and skillful display of bullfighting artistry.

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🐂 Bull Fighting In Okinawa

The tradition of bull fighting in Okinawa, known locally as “Tōgyū”, offers a distinct and more humane variant compared to its counterparts in other parts of the world. Unlike the bullfighting traditions of countries like Spain, where the bull often faces death in the arena, Okinawan bull fighting is centered around a competition of strength and technique between the bulls themselves, akin to wrestling. This form of bullfighting has a rich history in Okinawa, being a part of the local culture for centuries. It is deeply integrated into the community’s events and festivities, serving not only as a form of entertainment but also as a celebration of the animals’ strength and the breeders’ skill. In these contests, two bulls lock horns and wrestle under the close supervision of their handlers, with the match ending when one bull dominates the other or one retreats, ensuring no harm comes to the animals. This approach reflects the Okinawan values of respect towards life and harmony with nature, showcasing a unique blend of cultural tradition and ethical consideration.

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📣 Spread the Word

The Heisei Young Bullfighting Tournament is a celebration of strength, courage, and community spirit. Whether you’re a long-time fan or curious about the world of bullfighting, this event offers a unique glimpse into a cherished cultural tradition. Share this information with friends and family who might be interested in experiencing the thrill of bullfighting in Okinawa. Remember, it’s an opportunity to witness the power and grace of these magnificent animals and the skill of their handlers in a competition that’s been captivating audiences for years.

Keep in mind, the event is organized with respect to the traditions and safety standards of the sport, ensuring a memorable experience for all attendees. Mark your calendars and prepare for an unforgettable day of bullfighting action!


⚠️Disclaimer: Our passion for supporting local businesses drives us to share information about events in the Okinawa area. Please note that Oki Social is not responsible for hosting this event. It’s important to be aware that the event’s host reserves the right to make changes or even cancel the event without prior notice. Some photos and videos may come from various sources on the internet, whether official or unofficial. It is possible that some photos and videos may have been taken from the same event in previous occurrences.

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