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Itoman Hari Festival 2024: Thrilling Dragon Boat Races on June 9th!

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Mark your calendars for an exciting day at the Itoman Hari Festival on June 9th, 2024, at Itoman Fishing Port! This vibrant event is a must-attend celebration of maritime culture and community spirit, held annually on the old lunar calendar’s May 4th.

Event Highlights

Spectacular Dragon Boat Races 🚣‍♂️

Feel the adrenaline as teams from three villages—Nishimura, Nakamura, and Miijima—race their dragon boats in fierce competition. The synchronization and power displayed by the rowers are truly awe-inspiring.

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Unique and Exciting Competitions 🏆

  • Kunnukase (Capsize Race): Witness the unique challenge where boats intentionally capsize, and competitors swim back to reboard and continue racing. It’s a test of skill and endurance!
  • Youth Group Races: Watch the young talents showcase their rowing prowess in this spirited competition.
  • Final Race (Agaisubu): The climax of the event, where the top rowers from each village battle it out for ultimate bragging rights.

Festive Atmosphere 🎉

Immerse yourself in the festive vibes with food stalls offering delicious local treats, traditional music, and dance performances that highlight Okinawa’s rich cultural heritage.

Event Details

  • Date: June 9th, 2024 (Sunday)
  • Location: Itoman Fishing Port, Itoman City, Okinawa [ Google Pin ]

Bring your family and friends for a day filled with excitement, culture, and community spirit at the Itoman Hari Festival. It’s a fantastic opportunity to experience the best of Okinawan traditions and enjoy a day by the sea. 🌊✨

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