Hopes and dreams: People tie up ema votive plates during their traditional new year's visit to Yushima Tenmangu Shrine in Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo. Each year the ema depict the astrological animal associated with that year.
Bertha Norton age (cq) gives her great great grandson Joshua Ramirez 16 months, a pinch and a kiss. Bertha is from Maidu and Wintun tribes. PIcture taken the California State Indian Museum while celebrating "Gathering of Honored Elders".