Okinawa Bull Ring
Spectators at the Ishikawa Multipurpose Dome in Uruma City enjoy the spectacle of an Okinawa Bullfight. Unlike bullfights in Spain, the bulls do not fight a matador. Rather, they fight each other. But with rituals and tradition much like a Sumo match, each bull is pampered before and after the match and will live to see another day.
After entering the ring each bull locks horns. Each bull has a handler who shouts encouragement and stomps his feet to motivate his bull. The bull who "turns tail" first, usually after about 10 minutes, is considered the loser. He shouldn't despair though - he'll soon be back to fight again!
2013Ishikawa Multipurpose DomeJapanOkinawa PrefectureUrumaarenabullfightfisheyesports