Samurai

Mounted samurai in modern Japan – Sōma Nomaoi event

Even when their town was mostly destroyed by the catastrophic tsunami of 2011, the people of Sōma/Minamisōma refuse to let this festival with a millennium of history die. That same summer they carried on with a much smaller event, and by the next year the samurai were back in force to battle on horseback!

Yet one more year on, the conch trumpets and thundering hooves bear witness to the warrior spirit of this coastal Fukushima town as it seizes its own rebirth.

Tōhoku Revival Calendar: http://en.re-tohoku.jp/?p=12542

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