Tuesday, November 15, 2022

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.

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