Ritual: The Samurai of the Soma Noma-oi
A stunning documentary journey into the last refuge of Japans once legendary warriors, the Samurai, whose spirit and traditions continue to be practised by the descendants of one of Japans oldest feudal dynasties, the proud men and women of Soma. They are the inheritors of one of the most spectacular traditional festivals in the world today. A unique and gruelling training exercise designed to test the equestrian skill and endurance of the mounted samurai and his steed. The Soma Noma Oi is more than just a tradition. It is living history and the last bastion of authentic samurai culture.