Yobuko Outsunahiki (big tug pull), Karatsu City, Saga Pref.
6th & 7th June, 2015 | Karatsu City, Saga Pref.
The Yobuko Tug of War which has a history of over 400 years will be held at Yobukomachi in Karatsu. It’s said that the general Toyotomi Hideyoshi started to make strong fighting spirit among the soldiers when he had the battle camp at Nagoya Castle (In Chinzeimachi) using the warship rope. The town is divided into two groups "The Oka group" and "The Hama group". Started by the gong and fire arrow they pull the tag which has a diameter of 15cm and length of 400m. If "The Oka group" wins it means a good harvest and if "The Hama group" wins it means a rich haul of fish for the year.
(*reference: KARATSU Tourist Association)
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