Yokosuka Base, Tea Ceremony - USS Lexington, August 1956

A traditional Japanese tea ceremony is performed on the flight deck of carrier Lexington on its birthday in Yokosuka, Japan.

USS Lexington carrier celebrates its birthday at Yokosuka Harbor, Japan. A giant cake is cut by Mayor Humetsu of the harbor city aided by Lexus Captain A.S. Heyward. Traditional ceremonies are conducted. A tea ritual is performed. A woman serves to Captain Heyward and others. Sailors and officers have tea. Location: Yokosuka Japan. Date: August 20, 1956.