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Check Out the Festivities of Soma Nomaoi Matsuri in Fukushima This July!

Would you like to get a feel for the Samurai era and witness one of the most revered and breathtaking horse racing festivals? Soma Nomaoi Matsuri is a 3-day event held annually in the month of July from the 23rd to 25th. It is a 1000-year-old festival which undoubtedly captures everyone’s eye. The festival is…

Soma Nomaoi: A Brief on the Wild Horse Racing Samurai Festival

There was a time in the 10th century when Samurai warriors secretly commenced military exercises which involved the general releasing wild horses onto a plain where they were then pursued and captured by his cavalry. In the end, the captured horses were given as offerings to the Shinto deity. This traditional festival is still being…