Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Shichi-Go-San

Shichi-Go-San literally means "7-5-3" and is an anual event in Japan which parents celebrate their childrens' growth when they are 3, 5 and 7 years old. (3 and 7 for girls and 5 for boys.) And these photos are from my Shichi-Go-San when I was turning 7 taken with my brothers and mum. I really loved my kimono my grandmother had made for me, I still have it somewhere in my parents house. If I ever will have a daughter I want her to wear it for her Shichi-Go-San :)

November 15th is the original date for this festivity, but most people do it on the closest weekends to this day. So if you are in Japan this weekend there is a good chance you might see cute little children dressed up in their kimonos going to the shrines with their parents!

14 comments:

  1. so nice.your kimono is beautiful.my daughter celebrated last weekend.it was so hard to keep her from messing her hair.i gave up.its funny we share a favourite bookstore.i wonder if we are sometimes in there at the same time..

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  2. well if i ever see a non-japanese looking lady in there i'll think it's you! the cake shop right across from it is also my favourite ;) and you are going to melbourne? how lucky!!!!!! i'm jealous.

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  3. OH!hiki you look so cute!!!! amazing kimono!i really wish i was in japan to see this event!!!!may be i should come & celebrate when anouki is 3!haha
    xxx
    gini

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  4. Oh, so cute !!!!!!!!!!! fantastic tradition.

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  5. Adorable pictures! I saw children dressed like this running all over the temple grounds when I was in Japan two years ago. And all their proud parents...Wonderful celebration.

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  6. What a lovely family tradition! And these photos are so cute! You have to find that kimono right away!! It's beautiful! I wish my mom kept some of my clothes as a girl. They would make for great "vintage" - that just means I'm old :(

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  7. funny you should post about shichi-go-san!
    we were just talking about this last night saying we want to celebrate both japanese traditions and western traditions when our little one arrives.

    you look quite the part in your kimono and i love the cheeky grin on your nii-chan/otouto (?)

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  8. thank you thank you, you're all so sweet!
    we do have quite a few traditions like this event, some things are getting forgotten but i hope we'll all try to keep them ;)

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  9. what a lovely tradition!:-) and you look so cute and proud in your kimono!!!

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  10. cho kawaii! anata no kazoku wa kawaii :-)

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  11. Sooooooo Lovely!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I really enjoyed of that photo with mother and her children!!!!!!!!! :D

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your kind words are always welcome and appreciated! arigato :)

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