Tsunahiki (tug-of-war) of O-okuri-jinja Shrine (大送神社の綱引き)

The O-tsunahiki of O-okuri-jinja Shrine is a tug-of-war festival held in Hioki, Yagi Town, Nantan City, Kyoto Prefecture. This festival has been designated an intangible folk cultural property of the list of cultural properties designated and registered by Kyoto Prefecture.

It is a divine rite carried out based on an extermination legend of a large snake which lived in the village from ancient time.

The tug-of-war is performed using targets shaped like the eyes of the large snake and an about 14 m long rope shaped like the body of the large snake.

[Original Japanese]