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A ceremonial actor portraying the king of the West signals the start of the 49th annual Naha Great Tug-of-War Festival, Oct. 13, 2019 at Naha, Okinawa, Japan. The event symbolizes a struggle between warring factions during the reign of the Ryukyu Kingdom on Okinawa. The event is considered the world’s largest tug-of-war, using a 200-meter-long, 43-ton rope.
191013-M-VV856-2012.JPG Photo By: Lance Cpl. Brennan Beauton

Oct 15, 2019
Naha City - A ceremonial actor portraying the king of the West signals the start of the 49th annual Naha Great Tug-of-War Festival, Oct. 13, 2019 at Naha, Okinawa, Japan. The event symbolizes a struggle between warring factions during the reign of the Ryukyu Kingdom on Okinawa. The event is considered the world’s largest tug-of-war, using a 200-meter-long, 43-ton rope.


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