You may have seen these wooden plaques when visiting Shinto shrines around japan. These are decorated with drawings of the year’s zodiac sign or the temple’s symbol along with special Kanji characters.
These are called ema, which also means horse in Japanese. Ema are used to write prayers and ask for good luck in certain endeavors.
Johnson Town in Iruma City is an impressive district where 130 picture-perfect 1950's-style wooden American military housing units have been renovated within the 25,000 square-meter area and a few have been converted into shops or restaurants. From Yokota Air Base, the area is only a short 40-minute drive from Yokota Air Base.