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Autumn Festival

I went to help the annual autumn festival in my town.
Men carry the portable shrine to visit each house
and women make a lot of rice balls from early morning.
If a baby was born, it visits the shrine with its mother to be a parishioner of it.
But people say that fewer children are being born here these days.
It used to be a lively festival with many children. (H.S)