In Japan, today is Shichi-Go-San, a special day for children aged 7, 5, and 3 to celebrate their growth and well-being. It is not a national holiday, so it can be celebrated around November 15th. Children visit the shrines and are dressed in kimono, many for the first time. Three year old girls also wear a padded vest, hifu. I took these photos when I was at Sengen Shrine recently.