This year's event is scheduled for August 9, 2015
The yearly Gima Sumo Competition takes place in the Gima neighborhood. It supports the neighborhood administration financially and is an important gathering event for the area. Often competitors will come from throughout Okinawa and beyond to compete.
Gima Sumo CompetitionBarring unfortunate weather, the competition usually occurs mid-August on a date relating to the kyureki lunar calendar. In 2012 the competition took place on August 12. There are usually rounds for elementary, junior high, and adult levels.
This sumo competition takes place on the 25th day of the sixth month of the lunar calendar. It is the Umachii Festival. Since the sumo takes place before the site of a former rice store house, a Chinbei will visit and perform a complicated sake ceremony with locals.
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