Sanriku Komasha

Recovering Magariya-style house with horses

Sanriku Komasha

Recovering Magariya-style house with horses

Sanriku Komasha

Recovering Magariya-style house with horses

How Sanriku Komasha started

Founder, Yutaka Kibihara's dream is to build an ecological retreat for families, centred around the peaceful and graceful nature of horses. Specialising in Forestry and as a long-time resident of Kamaishi, Yutaka Kibihara is looking to bring alive his passions for both education and nature. With the local community rebuilding itself after the devastation of the 2011 tsunami, Yutaka Kibihara began to notice that the children's natural child-like instincts were repressed post the tragedy. These effects only started showing 4 years post the tsunami.

How Sanriku Komasha started

Founder, Yutaka Kibihara's dream is to build an ecological retreat for families, centred around the peaceful and graceful nature of horses. Specialising in Forestry and as a long-time resident of Kamaishi, Yutaka Kibihara is looking to bring alive his passions for both education and nature. With the local community rebuilding itself after the devastation of the 2011 tsunami, Yutaka Kibihara began to notice that the children's natural child-like instincts were repressed post the tragedy. These effects only started showing 4 years post the tsunami.

How Sanriku Komasha started

Founder, Yutaka Kibihara's dream is to build an ecological retreat for families, centred around the peaceful and graceful nature of horses. Specialising in Forestry and as a long-time resident of Kamaishi, Yutaka Kibihara is looking to bring alive his passions for both education and nature. With the local community rebuilding itself after the devastation of the 2011 tsunami, Yutaka Kibihara began to notice that the children's natural child-like instincts were repressed post the tragedy. These effects only started showing 4 years post the tsunami.

Horse assisted therapy

With horses being a universally loved animal, particularly by children, and also an important symbol of Kamaishi in the past, it formed the perfect platform for Sanriku Komasha. In addition, equine therapy has been proven to be very beneficial for children.

Horse assisted therapy

With horses being a universally loved animal, particularly by children, and also an important symbol of Kamaishi in the past, it formed the perfect platform for Sanriku Komasha. In addition, equine therapy has been proven to be very beneficial for children.

Horse assisted therapy

With horses being a universally loved animal, particularly by children, and also an important symbol of Kamaishi in the past, it formed the perfect platform for Sanriku Komasha. In addition, equine therapy has been proven to be very beneficial for children.

What is Sanriku Komasha?

Sanriku Komasha is set to become the first sustainable horse and ecological retreat on the north-eastern coast of Honshu island. It is located in Kamaishi, within the remote Sanriku region which has 36 bays on its shores, adding to the rustic aura of the surroundings. The retreat will also seek to restore past and current local community traditions, such as bringing back the nambu warrior horse which were bred by the local people and used for ceremonies and agricultural work.

What is Sanriku Komasha?

Sanriku Komasha is set to become the first sustainable horse and ecological retreat on the north-eastern coast of Honshu island. It is located in Kamaishi, within the remote Sanriku region which has 36 bays on its shores, adding to the rustic aura of the surroundings. The retreat will also seek to restore past and current local community traditions, such as bringing back the nambu warrior horse which were bred by the local people and used for ceremonies and agricultural work.

What is Sanriku Komasha?

Sanriku Komasha is set to become the first sustainable horse and ecological retreat on the north-eastern coast of Honshu island. It is located in Kamaishi, within the remote Sanriku region which has 36 bays on its shores, adding to the rustic aura of the surroundings. The retreat will also seek to restore past and current local community traditions, such as bringing back the nambu warrior horse which were bred by the local people and used for ceremonies and agricultural work.

Sanriku Komasha's hope

Sanriku Komasha's main focus is on providing behavioral therapy for children. Children will be involved in a range of equine activities such as feeding, petting, brushing, walking the horse and some horseback riding.


Set in a traditional nambu magariya-style Japanese hut, the retreat will offer tranquil accommodation and relaxation for families, friends and the local community to connect and rebuild their bonds.

Sanriku Komasha's hope

Sanriku Komasha's main focus is on providing behavioral therapy for children. Children will be involved in a range of equine activities such as feeding, petting, brushing, walking the horse and some horseback riding.


Set in a traditional nambu magariya-style Japanese hut, the retreat will offer tranquil accommodation and relaxation for families, friends and the local community to connect and rebuild their bonds.

Sanriku Komasha's hope

Sanriku Komasha's main focus is on providing behavioral therapy for children. Children will be involved in a range of equine activities such as feeding, petting, brushing, walking the horse and some horseback riding.


Set in a traditional nambu magariya-style Japanese hut, the retreat will offer tranquil accommodation and relaxation for families, friends and the local community to connect and rebuild their bonds.