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Saturday, October 08, 2005

Tug of War pits east versus west - - Okinawa News, Classifieds, Events, Culture, Forums, and more!

A world record stands in the balance Sunday as the Naha Matsuri plays out in downtown Naha.

Tens of thousands will join hands trying to move a 40-ton rope in the great Naha tug-of-war, an event that first made its way into the Guinness Book of World Records in 1997. The rules are simple; an estimated 25,000 men, women, boys and girls will team up with either the east or west side to shift the behemoth five meters during a half-hour competition.

An estimated 300,000 spectators will gather at Kumoji Crossing in downtown Naha for the tug-of-war, which...


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