Naha Grand Tsunagiri (那覇大綱挽) is Okinawa’s largest traditional cultural event with a long history that inherits the traditions of the Naha Shichomachi Tsuna from the Ryukyu Kingdom. The origin is said to be around 1450 AD. While the tug-of-war as a local rural event originates from rain-growing for rice farming, rich harvests, and wish wishes, it is a major ruler that symbolizes the trading city Naha as a tug of town.

Since then, it has been flourishing year by year, and since 1995 it was recognized as the “世界一のわら綱” / “Best Straw Rope in the World” by the Guinness Book of Books. It has become established as Okinawa’s largest traditional event that greatly contributes to promotion.

Event Information


Event DateOctober 13, 2019 (11AM – 3PM)
VenueKumoji Crossing
AdmissionFree
Websitehttp://www.naha-otsunahiki.org/

*All event details are subject to change. We will keep you posted for any necessary changes.