Although we live in a big city, the local Shinto shrine continues their annual harvest festival. J was a little too tall to carry the childrens' portable shrine (called a MIKOSHI) so she just tagged along behind. L and N pulled a gigantic drum around the neighbor on a one mile route through the neighborhood. The main street near our house was closed all afternoon so teams of shrine bearers from other nearby neighborhoods could pull their drums and carts of musicians around and carry their shrines too.
I am grateful for assistance with the costs of my ongoing cancer treatments.
This is year six of my battle with breast cancer and I feel fortunate that I've managed so well so far. I'm very glad of the support I continue to receive from family and friends and know that their encouragement continues to fuel the fight I have in me.