Friendship and culture: Yokota participates in local Tanabata celebration

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Col. Scott Maskery, 374th Mission Support Group commander, carries a mikoshi shrine with airmen in front of Fussa City Hall, Fussa city, Japan, Aug. 8, 2014. Multiple shrines were carried from the Fussa shinmei-sha, shinto shrine, to City Hall during the 64th annual Fussa Tanabata Festival. (U.S. Air Force photo by Osakabe Yasuo)
Col. Scott Maskery, 374th Mission Support Group commander, carries a mikoshi shrine with airmen in front of Fussa City Hall, Fussa city, Japan, Aug. 8, 2014. Multiple shrines were carried from the Fussa shinmei-sha, shinto shrine, to City Hall during the 64th annual Fussa Tanabata Festival. (U.S. Air Force photo by Osakabe Yasuo)

Friendship and culture: Yokota participates in local Tanabata celebration

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published: August 15, 2014

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- Members of Team Yokota participated in the ceremonial opening parade of the 64th annual Fussa Tanabata Festival in Fussa City, Japan, Aug. 8, 2014.  Yokota Airmen took turns carrying a "mikoshi", a portable Shinto shrine, on their shoulders through the streets of Fussa as part of the festival.  Following the opening parade Team Yokota members had the opportunity to watch a parade of various Japanese dancers and enjoy a number of street vendors selling food, drinks and various items.

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