Yonabaru Giant Tug-of-War

We could hear the festival coming from a distance, starting with┬áthe low, mournful sound of huge conch shells being blown, somewhere up the street. Booooooo-eeeee. Booooo-eeeeee.┬áThe road had been closed off to vehicles, and a smallish crowd of people were on the sidewalk, waiting, and watching. Then we heard the drums and percussion, and saw…