FESTIVALS

July to September

The Soma Nomaoi

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”.

Information

Location
Minamisoma City and Soma City
Contact
The Executive Committee of Soma Nomaoi
TEL:+81-244-22-3064 FAX:+81-224-22-3100
Website
http://soma-nomaoi.jp/en/top-page/
Date
Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the end of July (As for 2016, July 23 through 25)
Hours
Changes depending on the day
Parking
Approximately 3,000 cars parked
Entrance fee
1,000 yen for no reserved seats for seeing “Armor horse racing” and “God flag
competition” (800 yen for seats sold in advance)
1,200 yen for reserved seats for seeing “Armor horse racing” and “God flag
competition”
3,000 yen for reserved seats for seeing “Equestrian warriors’ marching”,
“Armor horse racing”, and “God flag competition”
Others
20 or more applications are available for reserved seats.
Access
Ten minutes by taxi from Haranomachi Station on the JR Jyoban Line
Fifteen minutes by *bus from Haranomachi Station on the JR Jyoban Line
(* This shuttle bus is organized by the executive committee.)

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