Naha Hari Festival
What is it?
The event is said to have been brought over from China to Okinawa over 500 years ago. It takes place in the form of a dragon boat race and is one of several royal events peculiar to Okinawan Ryukyu dynasty. In Okinawa today the "Nara Hari" race continues the ancient Chinese tradition on a grand scale and the race is the pride of the prefecture as every year many people turn out to make it a lively event. This event brings the ancient Okinawan Ryukyu royal dynasty back to life across the gulf of time.
When is it?
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