Friendship and Culture: Yokota participates in local Tanabata celebration

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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.