In Shikoku, in the prefecture of Ehime, in the town of Kikuma you can see a splendid festival. Called the “Otomouma Festival” boys race horses on a track around the town. It’s quite a spectacle and NHK made a very good YouTube video here to introduce the town of Kikuma, with its festival, and traditional craftsmanship in roofing tiles. Quite cool!

Cyril Coppini is the host of this episode. He does a marvellous job, interacts with the locals as his Japanese is flawless, and has a great character to bring to the broadcast. Very charming, in fact. I hope you enjoyed looking into this and consider checking it out if you are in the region during the autumn.