Horsing Around with Ultraman

What do Ultraman and the Arima Kinen horse race have in common? Give up? They both only last for three minutes! No, that's not the set up for an epic "That's what she said!" It's the reason Ultraman is riding a giant, inflatable horse. Correction--a giant, inflatable 1/13 scale horse. 

See, if Ultraman is 40 meters and weighs 35,000 tons then the horse must stand 63 meters at 242,000 tons. Think that sounds like a load of hot air? You'd be right!  

All bets are off when it comes to advertising the Arima Kinen. Last year they jumped on the Attack on Titan bandwagon and this time they hoisted the Ultraman Family onto horses. It's no less ridiculous than, say, Kamen Rider driving a car.

Oculus Rift horse riding

Taste victory with a commemorative photo on top of champion racehorse, Deep Impact, or put yourself in the race with this combination of Rodeo Boy ab machine and Oculus Rift 3D headgear. Keep your eye on the prize! The race itself starts at 15:25 sharp on Sunday the 28th, which gives you enough time to rush to the track after Comiket. 

Event date: December 22nd-December 28th
Hours: 12:00-20:00
Address: Belleselle Akihabara
3-12-8 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Official homepage: http://jra.jp/ultra_arima/