Tokunoshima is the only place in Kagoshima Prefecture where there is bullfighting.
Bullfighting, with over 400 years of history, is a pride for the islanders and it is also what they live for.
In this feature article, we cover the All-Island Bullfighting Tournament that was held in May.
Here, you see the superbly trained bulls smashing into each other, strategies of Seko (person supporting the fighting bull), the voltage of spectators and cheering groups, as well as dancing with the hands to express joy.
There was a mysterious appeal that made people fervent.
We will give you the full coverage of the appeals of bullfighting in Tokunoshima including the passion bull owners have for their Wakya-Ushi (the bull that you love).
Picture: As soon as the match is decided, a group of relatives and friends burst into the bullring. Men and women of all ages climb up on the back of the winning bull and express their joy dancing with their hands. This is Tokunoshima style.
Fired up about bullfights
The bullfighting in Tokunoshima is said to be the most intense in Japan.