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New Zealand to give white horse to Japan

May 22, 2018

New Zealand will give a white horse to Japan to continue a 50 year tradition.

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters announced the gift while in Japan.

The sacred white horse, named Kōmaru, represents the enduring relationship between New Zealand and Japan.

The 10-year-old purebred Andalusian will replace the previous white horse, Kōtuku, which died last year.

The tradition began in 1964 after the 1964 Olympics. A white horse was gifted to the Japan Equestrian Association, which transferred him to the Nikko Tōshōgū Shrine.

Following the death of the first horse, another was gifted, and the tradition has continued since.

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1

i`m hoping that one day I get a horse to keep

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CUTEST HORSE EVER 😍

3

why do we have to do this?

4

ohhh that is sad but a nice thing to do 🙁

5

hi this is not cool

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it is so sad that komaru : (
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7

i love horses do not give a horse away NZ !

8

I like horse and i hope one day i also have a horse to keep

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sad
i love horses

10

This is very interesting! I can't believe I never knew this!

11

don't give it to japan keep it in new zealand

12

there is such as a thing of fully white horses i am my self a horse owner i've had them all my life and i am a horse expert

13

I like horses why didn't we keep it

14

My friend says that there is no such thing as fully white horses and she is a HORSE LOVER