Hagoromo Cup Festival fishing tournament set for June 22nd
The biggest open water fishing tournament of the year, the 2014 Hagoromo Cup Festival, is set for June 22nd from Ginowan Marina.
Anglers will begin competition that Sunday at 7 a.m., having until 6:30 p.m. to haul in the elusive big one that will win the prizes. Fishermen will ply the waters ranging from the Kerama Islands to the shores near Ie Island. On-shore festival events begin at the Ginowan Marina at 9 a.m.
The Hagoromo Cup Festival organizers are now accepting applications for the tournament. All participants must complete an entry form and submit a ¥12,000 per person entry fee. This year’s competition is limited to 200 participants. Each group should be made up of eight members. Following the tournament, organizers say each team will receive a refund covering some participation costs. The Japanese language application form is at http://www.mensore-ginowan.net/include/netcommons_file.php?path=/journal/1/%C4%E0%A4%EA%C2%E7%B2%F1%CA%E7%BD%B8%CD%D7%B9%E0001.pdf
The application registration deadline is Jun. 6th. Additional information is available (in Japanese only) from the Ginowan City Tourism Promotion Division at (098) 897-2764, or by visiting their web page at http://w2.mensore-ginowan.net/modules/journal/journal_detail.php?block_id=349&news_id=226&op=comment#349.
Festival activities at the Ginowan Port Marine will include a musical stage featuring live performances by Johnny Ginowan & WALEWALE, ukulele and hula dance, and also free marine leisure experiences.