110,000 Visitors Cheer the Blue Impulse Soaring in the Blue Sky"Self-Defense Force Festa" in Takashima City, Shiga
The "Self-Defense Force Festa 50, 70 in Shiga Takashima" was held in Takashima City, Shiga Prefecture, on August 7. The beautiful and dynamic flight of the Blue Impulse, an acrobatic flight team of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force, in the blue sky attracted many visitors.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force's Aibano Sub Base and the 70th anniversary of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force's Camp Imazu. The festival was organized by the executive committee of the city, both organizations, and related groups.
According to Takashima City, an estimated 110,000 visitors, more than twice the city's population, came to the event.(Translated by Mie Hiuzon, Psyche et l’Amour, Inc.)