An Okinawa Bull Fight
event starts out with a ceremony where the owners of the bulls
in a parade and some festivities.
is spread around the ring for good luck and to ward off evil spirits
in accordance with the Shintu religion.
fight is actually two bulls pushing against each other in a
show of strength. The bull holders are only there to incite
the bulls with yelling and stomping, though it didn't seem too
When one bull gives up and runs away, the other is declared the winner.
He gets towels drapped over him and paraded around the ring.
The slate for the day we were there included 13 different fights. About
people showed up but at no charge, most of the money is made from