Yokota celebrates Tanabata Festival with local community

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Members from Yokota Air Base carry the 374th Airlift Wing's official mikoshi during the 68th Annual Fussa Tanabata Festival at Fussa City, Japan, Aug. 3, 2018. More than 70 volunteers from Yokota carried the mikoshi during this year's festival. Yokota Airmen have attended the festival since 1958 and have actively participated in carrying a mikoshi since 1975. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)
Members from Yokota Air Base carry the 374th Airlift Wing's official mikoshi during the 68th Annual Fussa Tanabata Festival at Fussa City, Japan, Aug. 3, 2018. More than 70 volunteers from Yokota carried the mikoshi during this year's festival. Yokota Airmen have attended the festival since 1958 and have actively participated in carrying a mikoshi since 1975. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

Yokota celebrates Tanabata Festival with local community

by: Yasuo Osakabe, 374th Airlift Wing Public Affairs | .
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published: August 09, 2018

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- The steady beat of drums welcomed Airmen and residents from Yokota as they attended Fussa City's 68th Annual Tanabata Festival Aug. 3. Approximately 70 Team Yokota Airmen participated in the ceremonial opening parade, taking turns as they carried a "mikoshi," a portable Shinto shrine, on their shoulders through the streets of Fussa.

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