A thrilling experience! Ushio-raze-
post : 2013.09.11 16:00
In Okinawa, bullfighting is called ushio-raze- and it has been a very popular entertainment through the ages.
Two of the strongest bulls fight in a circle arena about 18 meters in diameter. The seats surrounding the arena are really close to the fighting area.
Some fights end within seconds while others last more than 30 minutes.
In this very deep fighting discipline, bulls are also given nicknames according to their fighting style or the shape of their horns.
Bulls are incredibly fast for their size. These giants weight more than a ton and watching them collide with each-other is A thrilling experience.
Please check the bullfighting events organized in the prefecture.
Uruma city, Okinawa prefecture homepage Commerce and Tourism Division
Okinawa CLIP photographer/writer Taiki Gushiken