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Soma, Fukushima prefecture, July 25 2015 - Early morning before the Sunday race, Kazuhiko ITO and other local residents are preparing the horses for the festival.<br />
The Soma nomaoi is said to be a 1000-year-old traditional festival. It was held in 2011, a few months after the nuclear disaster, but only a few local horses were available.

Soma, Fukushima prefecture, July 25 2015 - Early morning before the Sunday race, Kazuhiko ITO and other local residents are preparing the horses for the festival.
The Soma nomaoi is said to be a 1000-year-old traditional festival. It was held in 2011, a few months after the nuclear disaster, but only a few local horses were available.

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