Photos from OkumaFest 2006 by Megan McCloskey of Stars and Stripes. The two-day annual festival at the Okuma Joint Service Recreation Area in northern Okinawa over the weekend featured food, games, live music, fireworks and other entertainment.

Lance Cpl. Nick Ames takes aim at one of the many carnival games Saturday at OkumaFest 2006. The Camp Foster-based Marine won and took home an oversized, blow-up boxing glove as his prize.

Okinawan guests at Okuma cool off Saturday with flavored ice.

Funnel cake, the classic American carnival fare, was served up Saturday at OkumaFest with a slight Japanese twist: It was presented with a bow — and chopsticks.

Master Gunnery Sgt. David Bennett of Camp Foster lights up the grill late Saturday afternoon. He and his family had been camping at Okuma since Thursday. “This place is phenomenal. You can kick back, barbeque and enjoy,” he said.

A Japanese professional wake boarder shows his stuff during an exhibition at the festival on Okuma on Saturday.

Girls at OkumaFest on Saturday jump and flip on the trampolines set up with bungee cords for high soaring. The jumping was popular with all age groups.

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