Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan
MCAS Iwakuni is a mission-ready air station, capable of providing continuous base-operating support for tenant organizations and follow-on U.S. and allied forces during training, combat or contingency (HA/DR) operations throughout the Indo-Asia Pacific region.
Photo By: Lance Cpl. Carlos Jimenez
IWAKUNI CITY, Japan - Kawamura Sayoko, a Japanese local and nursing home resident, dances the Bon-Odori during the Bon-Odori festival at Kinjuen nursing home in Iwakuni, Japan, Aug. 14, 2017. Cultural Adaptation coordinated the event and invited Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni residents to participate and celebrate the festival in the nursing home. The Obon holiday is a Japanese Buddhist custom where people honor the spirits of their ancestors. It has been celebrated in Japan for more than 500 years and traditionally includes a dance called the Bon-Odori. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Carlos Jimenez)
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