A Centuries Old Tradition
Coverage of This Event Requires a Team
This year, I got in with the crowd. The tug, started rather quickly.
That was when, I decided, it was time to climb a building, in order to view the rope.
By the time, I found enough elevation, the tug was over.
Next year, I know exactly where, I want to be, to catch that part of the event.
The Ryukyu Shimpo posted this video from 2011 on YouTube.
It gives an excellent presentation of the sights and sounds, you would encounter.
Read the Ryukyu Shimpo article (English) for more information.