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Get Ready for the Heat at the 17th Tomigusuku Harii Tournament

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Hello, everyone! If you’re looking for a summer event that’s full of speed, splashes, and a slice of Okinawan tradition, the 17th Tomigusuku Harii Tournament is just the ticket! This year, it’s all happening on July 27th and 28th in Tomigusuku City, the cradle of the Harii races.

Why You Should Check Out the Harii Tournament 🏆

Dating back about 600 years, this event is more than just boat races; it’s a cherished cultural heritage that brings historic sports alive. Think of it as a time capsule, except it’s full of boats and not buried underground.

The Venue 📍

Set between the picturesque AEON Mall Okinawa Toyosaki and Toyosaki Chura SUN Beach, the races unfold in a scenic waterway flanked by lush greenery. Honestly, it’s as if Mother Nature herself decided to hang out and watch some boat races.

Event Schedule ⏰

Grab your calendars, folks! Here’s how the two days are shaping up:

Saturday, July 27, 2024
  • 8:30 AM – Opening Ceremony: Grab a spot early; you won’t want to miss this!
  • 9:30 AM – Races Kick Off: Featuring students from elementary to high school. Parents and teachers, get those cameras ready!
Sunday, July 28, 2024
  • 9:00 AM – More Races: Today’s lineup includes the Returnee Kid Races, Nakati Races, and the always entertaining Male and Female Chuubar Races.

Food and Fun 🍔🎉

Expect an array of food trucks dishing out delicious treats. Whether you’re there for the races or the tasty snacks, you’re in for a treat!

Essential Info 🔍

  • Admission: Absolutely free! Yep, that’s right – experiencing this slice of culture won’t cost you a dime.
  • Parking: Available at AEON Mall Okinawa Toyosaki (free) and Toyosaki Chura SUN Beach (paid).

So, if you’re in Okinawa and want to experience something uniquely thrilling and culturally rich, the Tomigusuku Harii Tournament is worth checking out. Remember, I won’t be there, but it’s a fantastic event that I think you’d enjoy. Don’t forget to bring a hat and some sunscreen – it’s going to be sunny with a high chance of fun! 🌞👒

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