Kumamoto Horse Festival

Dokai Dokai… What happens at the Kumamoto Horse Festival?

When you think of horses in relation to Kumamoto, the first thing that springs to mind is Basashi – horse meat served raw like its fishy equivalent sashimi.   But horses are famous in Kumamoto for more than one reason, and the Kumamoto Horse Festival (known locally as the Great Festival of the Fujisaki Hachimangu…