Itoman Hare is a performed event every year on lunar calendar May 4 (the end of May-around June) in the area in the Itoman fishing port in Itoman, Itoman-shi, Okinawa. One of a traditional event in Itoman-shi as well as the Itoman big tug of war performed on lunar calendar August 15.
You assume that it was transmitted from China about 600 years ago, and safety of sailing and a big catch are prayed by rowing a boat and competing. There is “Ugan bare” “Seinen Bare” “Agaisubu” by competition of a wooden manual row ship, and I hang pride in an area and am contested. About 30,000 audience gather round from prefecture outside on the day.
Date: Lunar calendar May 5 (from the end of May, around June)
Address (Itoman Fishing Port): Itoman-shi 603-1, Okinawa (GoogleMap)