Soma Nomaoi Festival 2018

June 11, 2018

The Soma Nomaoi Festival is the pride and joy of countless people from Fukushima Prefecture. This year’s festival will be held on July 28, 29 and 30.

Festival highlights include the ‘Kacchu Keiba’ race & the ‘Shinki Sodatsusen’ (an event where riders must compete to catch sacred flags fired into the air with cannons).

During both of these traditional events, participants must ride on horseback, while clad in amazing samurai armor passed down through the generations.