Equine Cultural Affairs Foundation of Japan

Company Profile

Name Equine Cultural Affairs Foundation of Japan
Location 1-3 Negishidai, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa 231-0853, Japan
Tel +81-45-662-7581
Fax +81-45-662-7713
Office hours 9:30~17:30
Established April, 1976


Equine Cultural Affairs Foundation of Japan was established to promote equestrian culture and to build a foundation for sound development of horse racing. In such efforts, the foundation built the "Negishi Horseracing Memorial Park - Museum of Horse and Horseracing" in Negishi, the location of the first ever Japanese racecourse. Ever since, the foundation has organized numerous exhibits and has created opportunities for the mass public to interact with horses, continuing to widely promote equestrian culture. Also, as the museum accredited by the government, the museum has cooperated to school education and permanent education by offering group tour sessions of the facility with the aim to make a social contribution.

In 1991, the JRA Racing Museum was built within the Tokyo Racecourse, and the Equine Cultural Affairs Foundation of Japan has not only operated the facility, but also come up with exhibits - such as on the history of racing, displays of past star horses - that matched the fan's demands of each time period, all in an aim to support the growth of horseracing.

Furthermore, the foundation has conducted research and contributed aid to conserve equestrian culture including traditional horse-related events all around the country.

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