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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Shichi-Go-San (seven-five-three)





Shichi-Go-San
is a traditional rite of passage and festival day in Far east.
For three and seven year-old girls and three and five year-old boys, held annually on November 15.





Shichi-Go-San is said to have originated in the Heian Period (794-1185) amongst court nobles,
who would celebrate the passage of their children into middle childhood.

The children wear the
kimono which was various colors.





Chitose Ame, literally "thousand year candy", is given to children on Shichi-Go-San.
It is long, thin, red and white candy, which symbolizes healthy growth and longevity. A girl has it.

The behind boy wears a white
Tabi and Hakama.





Here is Tomioka Hachiman Shrine, downtown area of Tokyo.

Please look at the whole "kimono",
click here.

76 comments:

  1. beautiful and lovely celebration

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  2. what beautiful photos of the children in their traditional garb.

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  3. Such precious children and what a nice festival to celebrate this time in their lives. The kimonos are beautiful and they look absolutely
    lovely in them. Such treasures!

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  4. Hi, a very beautiful tradition, and I am sure the children enjoy it as much as the adults. I think it is important to keep traditions like this in our all consuming global world today. As a small child I received two books called "Hans und Ume". It opened a very different world to me more then 60 years ago.

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  5. Oh c'est carrément féérique, j'imagine très bien l'enthousiasme et la fierté que doivent ressentir ces délicieux enfants ! L'être humain a besoin de rituels et rares sont les pays industrialisés (en tout cas en France de côté là c'est catastrophique, il n'y a plus pour ainsi dire de fêtes ritualisées) où on met en place de la symbolique très codifiée pour permettre à l'esprit de se développer avec des repères solides et tout cela dans un esprit festif réunissant un maximum de personnes ! Heureusement, je ne pense pas que le Japon perdra ses rituels car il a trop conscience de la nécessité de cette dimension spirituelle, peut-être si cela se trouve en a t-il conscience plus que jamais, dans un monde où le seul Dieu prédominant est le pouvoir et l'argent !

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  6. I repeat what Mathilde said. In our society, old and good traditions don't exit any more, so some people forget from where we're coming...

    Your beautiful pictures carry us in a wonderful world where every person (even children)knows whom it is...

    With friendship

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  7. Que hermosos están los niños con sus resplandecientes trajes típicos. Un encantador festejo.

    Un abrazo.

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  8. Kids are kids, all across the world. Nice series!

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  9. What beautiful children in their traditional outfits! Very nice. :)

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  10. Thanks for following St. Louis Daily Photo. My wife and I have been to Japan three times (even learned some Japanese) and enjoyed it completely. We have also visited a number of other places in East, Southeast and South Asia. Some pictures from our last trip to Japan are on Flickr at http://www.flickr.com/photos/bobcrowe/sets/72157608332799905/.

    Nice work here. The children are darling. I'll be back.

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  11. thank you very much for visiting my blog.
    Ben

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  12. Precious children and beautiful kimono. Lovely ritual ... for both parent and children. Such a magical time of life. Carol

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  13. Two beautiful young ladies. Very cute & lovely shots.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Documentaste un momento muy especial, que no deben perder la generaciones por venir. Es muy bueno preservar las costumbres y tradiciones de los pueblos, Cariños

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  15. Hello Ruma,

    Thank you very much for visit my blog.
    Precious children and beautiful kimonos!

    I love the oriental culture!

    Lilian

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  16. Hello!
    Thank you very much for comment in my blog. Yours is amazing and these children are so, so lovely!
    I do really appreciate Japan and its culture. Congrats for create this blog to show us a bit of this amazing country!
    Bye!

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  17. I'm here to say thank you!! I'm so grateful for your kind comment, because it gave me the chance to find you!!
    I'm in love with this place and I'm going to follow you as soon as I have a pc connection!
    Hope you to be back soon to my blog!
    Laura@RicevereconStile

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  18. Good morning, I came to return the visit in CASA there and tell you that I'm following you! Congratulations on beautiful blog.
    Hug and a great weekend!
    Valeria

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  19. Olá eu tbém vim retribuir sua visita, e que belo post heim?

    Muito bom.

    beijos e volte sempre!

    Joana Campos

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  20. Beautiful celebration,i dont speak english,but i like this post. thanks for viste dinnribero.blogspot.com and read this, i follow your blog now. kisses.
    DinnRibero.

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  21. Obrigada pela a visita e pela palavras.
    Achei lindo! Beautiful!!!
    Abraços.

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  22. lindas as garotas
    very beautiful the girls
    muy hermosa las chicas *-*

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  23. Que fofas essas crianças!! Que vontade de conhecer esse pais...

    bjinhos

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  24. Elas são realmente muito lindas e graciosas!

    Beijos em seu coração!

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  25. Maravilhosamente belas!!

    bj

    MA Ferreira

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  26. doce encanto o olhar das meninas, e lindo os kimonos, imaginei as criaças daui vestidas com eles, ficariam lindas assim, com certeza. Parabéns pelas imagens! Abraço. Su.

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  27. 彼らは喜びに彼らにこれらの美しい王女、世界のすべての幸せです。
    光と平和のキス...

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  28. Lindo, lindo, beautiful....
    Abraços.

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  29. Que lindo!
    Obrigada pela visita!
    Volte sempre!
    Beijosss

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  30. È de agradecer por nos dar a oportunidades de conhecer um pouco da cultura Japonesa.
    Foi uma oportunidade unica obrigada de coração e parabéns pelo lindo Pais beijos,Evanir.

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  31. Hi, Ruma,
    Thank you so much to visit my blog!
    I love the oriental culture! I made a japanese party to my daughter!
    Congratulations for your amazing blog!
    kisses.

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  32. It is good to enjoy other cultures, other traditions. Very beautiful. Spectacular.
    Cheers!

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  33. Thanks for visiting.
    I love the Eastern tradition from martial arts, even the architecture of the houses, how to dress ... I like everything.
    Great weekend for you.
    Hug.

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  34. Belíssimo trabalho, gostei do teu blog, obrigado por me visitar..Beijos

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  35. Olá, obrigada pela visita
    Que país lindo! colorido e amigavel.
    Pessoas super educadas e carinhosas.
    O visual sempre enche nosso coração de alegria.
    Parabéns! pelas lindas fotos
    com o meu carinho
    san

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  36. Obrigada pelo convite e pela visita ao meu blog.

    Linda meninas e lindos kimonos.

    Bjos!

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  37. Very bautifull!
    Lindoooooooooo!
    bjos

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  38. Que lindo seu blog...

    Obg pelas palavras lá no meu viver...

    beijos meus sigo conhecendo...

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  39. ¡Hello Ruma!

    These compositions with colour and children are beautiful. They are the future.

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  40. I like the Japanese culture they have similarity in Chinese.


    Laby[mens dress shirts]

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  41. How cute red dresses!!!!
    So beautiful culture!
    Thanks dear for your comment.

    xx Ilka
    http://ilkavontorok.blogspot.com/

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  42. What cute a girl that is!Nice to meet you!

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  43. We are just IN LOVE with that little kid wearing the red kimono.

    so cute.
    <3

    We wish u love.

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  44. こんにちは、私はあなたの言語のコミュニティのためのトランスレータを使用してください。彼のブログを訪問し、私を愛し、彼らの美しい国、習慣と美しい女の子を示しています!トランスレータを使用して、彼らの言語に従うようにしてください、とはないが!訪問をありがとう!津波と地震以来、彼らの美しい国の神を持って続けて、私の祈りはあなたとです。ごあいさつ。ローズM

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  45. Hello, it's a plager to know you.
    I like a lot the japanise tradition.
    The girl in the picture with the red kimono is very sweet.
    Sabina

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  46. Thank you very much to comment on my blog. I like to know the traditions of different nations and Japan fascinated me from the beginning. Beautiful celebration of kimono and the children further enhance the beauty. The little girl is very, very sweet.
    Surely, I will come to your blog.

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  47. The Japanase tradions is exciting me and the children from the picture are the future of the Japan tradition!

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  48. Love the little gril with the red kimono ...

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  49. I love it!!! Thanks very much.

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  50. Hello Ruma.
    Preciosos trajes los de esos niños con todos sus detalles.
    Gracias de nuevo por venir a mi blog.

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  51. :) hellow:) thank you very much for visit and for the nice comment:)

    Lovely kids:)

    Kissez:)

    All the best:)

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  52. Oameni minunati,cu suflete curate si cu frumoase chimonouri.

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  53. PRECIOSOS NIÑOS, PRECIOSOS KIMONOS, PRECIOSO BLOG!!!
    Un fuerte abrazo :)

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  54. Ruma,
    Belos rituais de um povo espiritualizado. É magistral seu trabalho. Obrigada, de coração, pela visita ao Colheita de Girassóis.
    Girassóis nos seus dias. Beijos.

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  55. Preciosa y una muy bella mirada. Lucen muy guapos los kimonos

    besos

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  56. ravissantes photos!!!
    merci pour la visite chez moi!!
    très bonne semaine!
    agnès/Croukougnouche!

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  57. oiii ameii as fotos q blog autentico parabéns obrigada pela visita bjokass
    http://dicasdadacy.blogspot.com/

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  58. Beautiful children!
    They looks like colored flowers!

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  59. Bravo tes images sont très belles Merci pour ta visite sur mon blog
    Arletteart

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  60. Ohh ruma! Your photos are very beautiful!
    Lovely kids!

    Thans for sharing.
    Greetings
    Maribe

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  61. Hello, thank you very much for visit my blog, you artwork is pretty lovely too. They're beautiful girls!

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  62. Hello Ruma,
    thanks for the comment.

    Greetings,
    Federleicht

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  63. Wow..loved this post!
    All pictures are gorgeous and it was good to know more about your culture.
    Thank you for visite my blog, be welcome :)

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  64. A good picture is worth 1000 words. Simply fantastic!
    A big hug from Brazil

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  65. Kids are very nice,cute!I loved them.Red kimono is very very nice too.Have a good week.Thank you for your kind comment.See you.I will back your beautiful blog often.

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