Japanese Wooden Tub Racing

200 people in Ito City, Japan, raced small wooden tubs down a 1,300 foot river. Rowing with rice paddles, participants tried to move quickly without tipping over the tubs. This unusual sport is a local tradition, and Ito City has held this competition annually for 54 years. At the link, you can watch a video (preceded by a commercial) from CBS News on the race.

Link via Urlesque | Photo: CBS News | Previously: Crossing the Sea of Japan in a Bathtub

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