NAVAL AIR FACILITY ATSUGI, Japan (Aug. 10, 2019) - Naval Air Facility Atsugi Bon Odori dancers pose for a group photo ahead of the Yamato Furusato festival. The group is comprised of military dependents.
For the first time ever, Soldiers with 38th Air Defense Artillery Brigade participated in Camp Zama’s Bon Odori Festival to learn more about Japanese culture and share that experience with their host-nation neighbors, Aug. 3, 2019.
Since its inception in 1959, Camp Zama's Bon Odori Festival has been a way for the Army community in Japan to participate in and learn more about Japanese culture, and to share that experience with their host-nation neighbors.
The annual Bon Odori Festival at Camp Zama features traditional folk dances that date back hundreds of years, and after two years of watching, the Espinoza family is done with spectating—this year they want to dance.
Japanese child performers with the Aozora Kids Kagura Association based out of Hiroshima City, performed a Kagura dance for children with the School Age Center at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, July 15, 2019.