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Somanomaoi Festival 26 July – 28 July 2013

Participant enjoys a beer after a horse race, Somanomaoi Festival, Minami-soma City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, July 27, 2013. During the four-day-long Somanomaoi Festival members of old samurai families ride horseback through the town in traditional armour. They also take conduct ceremonies at local shrines, take part in horse races, and compete on horseback to catch a flag launched into the air by fireworks.