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Okinawa Japan photography group featuring unique pictures of Okinawa
Naha being the capital of Okinawa hosts some of the largest festivals on the Islands. No festival in Naha is small as every festival here seems to be done on such a large scale for such a small Island. The whole year is packed with entreating and culturally enriching festivals with the most major ones taking place in Naha's hot summer season. The Naha great tug of war, Eisa festival, Dragon boat races are just a few of the exciting events in Naha Okinawa Japan.
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|The Naha Great Tug of War
Held annually on October 10 as a part of the Naha Festival. The main rope is 172 meters long, 1.5 meters in diameter and weighs 27 tons. Tens of thousands of people divided into east and west teams tug on thin ropes that ...
|Naha Eisa Festival
Over 100,000 people line the streets of Naha’s famous Kokusai-dori to watch the different Eisa performing groups. Eisa is one of the main symbols of Okinawa and can be heard and seen being performed year round in ...
|Naha Hari, Dragon Boat Races
Young men from Naha, Kume and Tomari compete in the main hahrii, and there are other races for boys and occupational organizations. Servicemen from the U.S. marines participate in some of...
|Shuri Castle Festival
The highlight of the festival is a spectacular Ryukyu Dynasty Parade. Over 1,500 participants parade down the Naha’s famous Kokusai Street in colourful and beautiful costumes. The parade in Naha also gives a chance to see the dignified King of Ryukyu...
|Shuri Culture Festival
Another magnificent parade in Naha reflecting Ryukyu Kingdom's high point. This festival in Naha gives youth of the present day Shuri area an opportunity to show off their stuff by performing traditional Okinawa eisa, lion dance, and hatagashira...