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What Is This Scary ‘Mud Festival’ for Kids in Okinawa and Why Is It Dying Out?

Japan is known for its many unique festivals, and Paantu is one such event mostly celebrated in the Miyako Islands of Okinawa Prefecture. What was once a great festival celebrated all across the islands of Okinawa, is now just limited to Miyakojima and a few other islands in the far southwest. The festival is performed…

Experience the Bloodless Bullfights in Okinawa!

Have you ever seen a bullfight with no matador and no weapons? Well, this is possible in Japan’s southern island of Okinawa. There are around 40 bullfighting tournaments held every year which attract thousands of visitors around the world. However, don’t be misled as bullfights in Okinawa do not create bloodshed but simply a fight…