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Two horses die of heatstroke at Fukushima competition

TOKYO, Aug 08 (News On Japan) –
Two horses collaborating within the Soma Nomaoi competition in Fukushima Prefecture final month died of potential heatstroke, TV Asahi reviews.

This yr’s Soma Nomaoi competition occurred over three days ranging from July 29, whereas on the second day Soma City skilled a scorching sizzling day.

According to reviews from Minamisoma City the place the competition occurred, 83 individuals have been assisted with heatstroke signs over the three days, practically 4 occasions greater than final yr.

The organizing committee of Nomaoi is contemplating altering the schedule to a cooler season.

The Soma Nomaoi competition is a conventional Japanese competition that takes place yearly within the metropolis of Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture. It is a novel and dynamic occasion that mixes components of samurai tradition, equestrian abilities, and Shinto rituals.

The competition has a historical past relationship again over a thousand years and is alleged to have originated from samurai coaching workouts and navy drills. It was additionally influenced by historic samurai horse races and searching practices. The title “Nomaoi” roughly interprets to “wild horse chase.”

During the Soma Nomaoi competition, contributors, usually wearing samurai armor, trip on horseback in varied ceremonies and competitions.

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