This major three-day event is held on the second weekend of October each year in the central part of Naha. The main event, the Naha Great Tug-of-War, uses a 200-m rope that is made of rice straw and weighs 43 tons, a Guinness World Record, which is then tugged by tens of thousands of people in unison in the directions of east and west. The enormous main rope has 280 smaller ropes for many people to tug, and participants include locals as well as tourists. The rope used for the Naha Great Tug-of-War is said to be a good-luck charm, and pieces of it are cut off and handed out for people to take home after the event.
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