8-29 July hundreds of volunteers, clad in armor of the samurai, took part in the ancient festival of about Fukusimskoy accident. Last year’s festival with a 1,000-year history had to be canceled after the accident at the nuclear power plant and the tsunami.
But today, the chief instigator of the holiday Ishin Takahashi and his colleagues believe that the revival of the tradition will help raise the morale of the people and inspire the younger generation.
The purpose of Soma Nomaoi a theatrical recreation of a medieval battle, which contained a secret military exercise samurai clan Soma. In the morning the first day of the festival, the current head of the clan Soma, who acts as commander in chief, praying in the temple for success in battle. After this, the drumbeat and the sound of trumpets, he goes on the battlefield.