JI partner, popularly known as the YouTuber John Daub from “ONLY in JAPAN,” recently unveiled a captivating video on October 26th, titled “Thrilling 700-Year-Old Japanese Armored Racing“. This episode delves into a time-honored event in the Fukushima Prefecture of Japan.
The Soma Nomaoi (相馬野馬追) festival, an event deeply rooted in Fukushima, has been celebrated consistently for an impressive 700 years. Tracing its origin back to the Samurai era in 1323, the festival marks the onset of summer in Northern Japan. The video captures John, clad in authentic Samurai armor, immersing himself in age-old Japanese traditions, notably the thrilling armored races and a riveting capture-the-flag event.
Don’t miss out on this journey back in time. Watch the full episode on the “ONLY in JAPAN” YouTube channel.
★As per the latest update on the official website, the “Soma-Nomaoi” event will be undergoing a significant schedule change. Beginning in 2024, this traditional event will now be held on the last Saturday, Sunday, and Monday of May, instead of its usual schedule in July. For further information and updates, please visit the official website: https://soma-nomaoi.jp/