Itoman Hare 糸満ハーレー Okinawa (June)
Itoman Hare is a ceremony in which the fishermen of Itoman give thanks for the blessings of the sea, and pray for large fishing hauls and safety in voyages. It attracts around 30,000 visitors from Okinawa and other prefectures. Dragon boat races called Ugan (Prayer) Bare and Seinen (Youth) Bare are held, and the event ends with Agaisubu, an exciting finale in which participants compete with pride for their hometowns.
Itoman Gyoko, Itoman City, Okinawa
From Naha city Asahibashi bus terminal, take the bus Route 89 (To the Itoman bus terminal), then get off at Itoman-rotary bus stop (approx. 40 min.), then walk 3 min. to the venue
From Naha city, take National Route 331 to Itoman direction (Itoman gyoko/North area, approx. 40 min.), then walk 8 min. to the venue