Aikido Exhibition by the Association for Promoting Aikido and Japanese Traditional Culture.
Venue: Santiago University Sports Hall (“Pabellón Deportivo de la Universidad de Santiago”) (South Campus)
*Aikido training until 6 pm
Aikido is a traditional Japanese art originating from martial arts. However, far from a fighting spirit, it has the objective of resolving conflicts in a constructive way, facilitating personal work aimed at overcoming dualism,at acceptance and self-control.
Santiago and Tanabe are the landmark cities of two of UNESCO’s World Heritage pilgrimage routes, the Way of St. James and the Kumano Kodo. Both cities have been working together for some time, but this year they are increasing their collaboration due to the Japan-Spain Dual Year, which celebrates 400 years of close relations between both cultures.
Therefore, the Japan Week in Santiago, which also coincides with the visit of an extensive Japanese delegation, from both the city of Tanabe and the region of Wakayama, is aimed at bringing Galician and Japanese culture closer and... read more
The Brión Horse Fair is a horse-riding event that is held in September in the hills of Rañalonga, normally the weekend before the “Romería de Santa Minia.”
In an area prepared for the occasion, during two days the festival attracts numerous horse lovers who attend a horse route and several horse-riding competitions: horse races, donkey races, enclosing steers, gymkhana, pulling and breaking-in. In recent years, a releasing of heifers has also been introduced. In relation to food, visitors have the opportunity of tasting Galician-style octopus.
The event is organised by the Brión Horse Fair Association, with the collaboration of Brión Town Council and the Provincial Council of A Coruña.