May is an exciting time to be in Okinawa, as it marks the annual Hari festival, also known as the dragon boat festival. Taking place in Naha, the festival is a vibrant celebration of traditional culture and sporting prowess. The event features thrilling dragon boat racing, with teams from across the island competing for the grand title. The paddlers dress in a combination of modern and traditional festive outfits, adding to the visual spectacle of the race.
In preparation for the race, each boat is carefully repainted and tuned up, ensuring that they are in prime condition for the competition. On land, food vendors and game booths are at their best to keep the crowd well-fed and entertained throughout the festivities. With so much delicious food and exciting games on offer, there is something for everyone to enjoy at the Hari festival.
One of the most iconic sights at the festival is the Koinobori, or carp streamers, which fly through the air under the hot sun. These brightly colored streamers are a symbol of the energy and vitality of children, and their presence at the festival adds an extra layer of excitement and joy to the occasion.
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