Summer bullfighting festival cancelled for first time ever due to COVID-19

July 27, 2020 Ryukyu Shimpo

Uruma – The Okinawa Bullfighting Association (Masakazu Koji, President) held a meeting on July 26, where they decided to cancel the “11th All-Okinawa Summer Bullfighting Festival” set to take place at the Ishikawa Dome in Uruma in August. This will be the first time the event has been cancelled. With the continued spread of COVID-19 in Okinawa, local events scheduled to take place in September or October are also being cancelled across the board.

The association had created some guidelines for the event meant to help prevent the spread of the disease, but decided that in the current situation the even would be too difficult to host. The committee members confirmed that they are still working towards having the “114th All Okinawa Fall Bullfighting Festival” scheduled for November.

Association president Koji said, “We will continue to keep an eye on the situation, but for now we will continue to
prepare to host the event following the guidelines.”
(English translation T&CT and Sam Grieb)
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