Uncategorized
Leave a Comment

Soma Nomaoi – Yoinorikeiba

Soma Nomaoi Samurai Horseman Festival

Soma Nomaoi Samurai Horseman Festival

It’s a long hot trek from the three outer shrines to the Hibarigahara-Saijochi, but some made the ride in style, and in the shade.

Soma Nomaoi Samurai Horseman Festival

Soma Nomaoi Samurai Horseman Festival

Once at the track, the riders and horses had a rest before mounting up for the afternoon’s races.

Soma Nomaoi Samurai Horseman Festival

Soma Nomaoi Samurai Horseman Festival

The horses are fast, but the equipment is pretty rudimentary. There are no modern helmets for head protection, so you have got to be a great rider or know how to tuck and roll.

Soma Nomaoi Samurai Horseman Festival

Soma Nomaoi Samurai Horseman Festival

Soma Nomaoi Samurai Horseman Festival

Soma Nomaoi Samurai Horseman Festival

This entry was posted in: Uncategorized

by

Travel writer and photographer living in Okinawa, Japan

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s