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Underwater Tug of War

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Underwater Tug of War

A Shinto ceremony to pray for a heavy catch. Local young men jump into the ice-cold water of the Hiruga Canal connecting Hiruga Lake (one of the five lakes of Mikata) and the Sea of Japan. They try to tear apart a thick rope laid in an east-west direction with their hands and teeth.
Date(s) Third Sunday in January
Address Hyugabashi bridge in Hyuga, Mihama-cho
Access One minutes walk from Hiruga bus stop, which can be reached from JR Mihama Station by Fukutetsu bus bound for Hiruga.Forty minutes by car from Tsuruga Interchange on the Hokuriku Expressway.

Underwater Tug of War Neighborhood map

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