The “ga-ei” (demonstrative action) and martial arts expression of tug-of-war
The 5th Okinawa Karate Academy will be held.
As part of the efforts to register Okinawan karate as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage, a survey of events with “martial physical expression” located in each administrative district, so-called (Mura), has been underway.
The tug-of-war is a typical example of such an event, but it is also known as ga-ei, an act of showing off by groups of both sides, such as stick fighting, fierce clashes between youths, and singing fights between women. This academy will consider tug-of-war events and their martial arts forms of physical expression.
Date: Friday, February 21, 2023, 14:00-16:00 (doors open 13:30~)
Venue: Okinawa Karate Kaikan Dojo Training Room
Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend.
If you wish to attend, please apply using the application form on the reverse side of this page. Please refer to the reverse side of this page for the application procedure.
Organizer: Karate Promotion Division, Department of Culture, Tourism and Sports, Okinawa Prefectural Government
This academy will be held in Japanese language only.