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    Misawa Tanabata Festival forges U.S., Japan friendships

    Floats light up the sky

    Photo By Branden Yamada | Attendees walk around during the Tanabata Festival in Misawa City, Japan, July 26,...... read more read more

    MISAWA CITY, AOMORI, JAPAN

    07.26.2019

    Story by Senior Airman Collette Brooks 

    35th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

    The Tanabata “Star” Festival took place in Misawa City, Japan, July 26, 2019. The festival originated from an ancient Chinese legend about two lovers: Princess Orihime, the Vega star who weaved clouds, and Hikoboshi, the Altair star, a cattle herder
    China locals introduced this festival around the 8th century hoping to improve their sewing or handwriting skills, but now, write their wishes on strips of colorful paper and hang them on trees.
    This annual event aids in strengthening the relationship among Team Misawa members and the local community through fun, food and festivities. This celebration ties two nations together as allies and friends creating a positive bond for a long-lasting connection.

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    Date Taken: 07.26.2019
    Date Posted: 08.05.2019 01:35
    Story ID: 334518
    Location: MISAWA CITY, AOMORI, JP
    Hometown: MISAWA AIR BASE, AOMORI, JP
    Hometown: DAYTON, OH, US

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