This traditional culture entertainment by horse has been performed in America and
Britain before. Soma Nomaoi originated in the old days, some one thousand odd
years ago. Horses were trained in the field for military training and the chased
horses were dedicated to a shrine as gods.
People can enjoy heroic and gorgeous warring states period through solemn Kickoff
rally, equestrian warriors’ marching with dignity, armor horse racing like a gale, God flag competition exactly like a battle, and Nomakake, the event conveying the scene of Nomaoi ancient time.
Except during the period of the festival, visitors can know about the history and the transition of Soma Nomaoi at diorama at “Minamisoma City Museum”.