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Okinawa community shares Eisa Festival

A Taiko drum group and chondara perform for the crowd during the 58th Okinawa Zento Eisa Festival in Koza Athletic Park Aug. 31, 2013. This island-wide event is the largest of its kind in Okinawa and lasts for three days. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Darnell T. Cannady)

A Taiko drum group and chondara perform for the crowd during the 58th Okinawa Zento Eisa Festival in Koza Athletic Park Aug. 31, 2013. This island-wide event is the largest of its kind in Okinawa and lasts for three days. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Darnell T. Cannady)

The Taiko drum group performs in a line formation with the Teodori hand dancing team of Ozato Youth Asso during the 58th Okinawa Zento Eisa Festival in Koza Athletic Park Aug. 31, 2013. Eisa dancing is intended to cheerfully send off ancestors during Obon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Darnell T. Cannady)

The Taiko drum group performs in a line formation with the Teodori hand dancing team of Ozato Youth Asso during the 58th Okinawa Zento Eisa Festival in Koza Athletic Park Aug. 31, 2013. Eisa dancing is intended to cheerfully send off ancestors during Obon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Darnell T. Cannady)

Members of the Taiko drum group yell out chants during the 58th Okinawa Zento Eisa Festival in Koza Athletic Park Aug. 31, 2013. Eisa dancers yelled out chants in rhythm with the drums. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Darnell T. Cannady)

Members of the Taiko drum group yell out chants during the 58th Okinawa Zento Eisa Festival in Koza Athletic Park Aug. 31, 2013. Eisa dancers yelled out chants in rhythm with the drums. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Darnell T. Cannady)

A Taiko drum group performs for the crowd during the 58th Okinawa Zento Eisa Festival in Koza Athletic Park Aug. 31, 2013. Different youth groups performed for the crowd during the second day of the three-day island-wide event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Darnell T. Cannady)

A Taiko drum group performs for the crowd during the 58th Okinawa Zento Eisa Festival in Koza Athletic Park Aug. 31, 2013. Different youth groups performed for the crowd during the second day of the three-day island-wide event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Darnell T. Cannady)

A Taiko drum group performs for the crowd during the 58th Okinawa Zento Eisa Festival in Koza Athletic Park Aug. 31, 2013. This island-wide event is the largest of its kind in Okinawa and lasts for three days. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Darnell T. Cannady)

A Taiko drum group performs for the crowd during the 58th Okinawa Zento Eisa Festival in Koza Athletic Park Aug. 31, 2013. This island-wide event is the largest of its kind in Okinawa and lasts for three days. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Darnell T. Cannady)

A Taiko drum group and chondaras perform for the crowd during the 58th Okinawa Zento Eisa Festival in Koza Athletic Park Aug. 31, 2013. Different youth groups performed for the crowd during the second day of the three-day island-wide event.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Darnell T. Cannady)

A Taiko drum group and chondaras perform for the crowd during the 58th Okinawa Zento Eisa Festival in Koza Athletic Park Aug. 31, 2013. Different youth groups performed for the crowd during the second day of the three-day island-wide event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Darnell T. Cannady)