Denver Art Gallery, Okinawan Hare in Itoman City

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Art Gallery in Denver - Dragon Boat Race in Itoman City

Denver Art Gallery, the Itoman dragon boat race in Okinawa Japan on May 4th. The Itoman Hare is a traditional dragon boat racing event that takes place every year in Itoman Fishing Port.

 The Itoman dragon boat race originated as a religious event, and begins and ends with ugwan (prayers) dedicated to ocean deities, praying for safety at sea and plentiful catches for local fishermen.  

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