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Kumo-Gassen or Kajiki Spider Fighting Festival (加治木くも合戦) 2019

This bloody battle between spiders is a regional highlight

Dates: June 16, 2019 (over)

Happening annually at Kajiki town of Kagoshima, the spider battle attracts quite big crowds. Most often the Black and Yellow Argiopes females participate in the fight and the winner is the one that survives the battle. These spiders are regarded as a part of the families they were raised in, since they are welcome to hang out freely at the owner's place and make their webs wherever they'd like. So if you are not afraid of these little guys, you should definitely come see the event around June! To spice things up these battles are unique to Japan, the Philippines, and Singapore!

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