Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Shichi-Go-San

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.









5 comments:

  1. So glad I found your blog, through Sue I love having these insights into life in Japan.

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  2. Hi Pamela,they look so cute,thankyou for sharing Japan with us xx

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  3. These little girls look so sweet. It's a good age to celebrate their heritage.
    xx, Carol

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  4. Awesome holiday and awesome pictures, those little ones looks so cute!

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