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WORLD'S BIGGEST TUG OF WAR OCT '06 (OKINAWA, JAPAN)

This festival is held annually. The Guiness World Record 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 branch out of the main rope. The tug-of-war is held on Route 58 where traffic is closed off during the big event. Attracting roughly 200,000 people, the annual tug-of-war represents the power and energy of the Okinawans.
Getting Ready for the Fight
Getting Ready for the Fight
East Rope meets West Rope
East Rope meets West Rope
Tug-O-War
Tug-O-War
Naha Festival
Naha Festival
Locking the Two Ropes Together
Locking the Two Ropes Together
World Record Rope
World Record Rope
Hai!
Hai!
East Rope
East Rope
Naha Festival
Naha Festival
Naha Festival
Naha Festival
East Rope loop
East Rope loop
Mr Miyagi's Daughter...Sand da Fence!
Mr Miyagi's Daughter...Sand da Fence!
Pull! Pull!
Pull! Pull!
With Venice @ Naha fest '06
With Venice @ Naha fest '06
Pull Harder!
Pull Harder!
Pose muna...
Pose muna...
Naha Fest with Venice
Naha Fest with Venice
Naha Festival
Naha Festival
Venice & Tin @ Naha Fest '06
Venice & Tin @ Naha Fest '06
Macaroni Grill
Macaroni Grill
Naha Fest Mascot..Venice :-)
Naha Fest Mascot..Venice :-)