Javontae Cooper

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CFAO Sailor participates in Kadena Eisa Festival

by: Commander, Fleet Activities, Okinawa | .
published: August 29, 2018

OKINAWA, Japan (August 26, 2018) Naval Aircrewman (Mechanical) 2nd Class Javontae Cooper, from Snow Hill, Md., assigned to Fleet Activities Okinawa, plays the paarankuu, a small hand drum, during the Kadena Eisa Festival. Eisa is a traditional Okinawan dance that uses drumming and chanting and is performed during Obon, a Buddhist holiday which honors the spirits of their ancestors. The Kadena Eisa Festival is a yearly event taking place on the day after the end of Obon.

(U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew Dickinson)

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