Shichigosan (Children’s Blessing for age 3, 5, 7) 七五三

Donation/初穂料: $10.00 each

This charm is blessed for the well-being of children aged 3, 5, or 7.

We offer blessing gokitō ceremony for the well-being of children aged 3, 5, or 7 following the traditional ritual way which has been passed down in our shrine, because one of our enshrined deities is the Kami-sama of success and health. Please see the ceremonies page.

Japanese people celebrate Shichigosan on November 15th. It is a ceremony that honors children and dates back to the 17th century in Japan. For all children who are three, boys who are five, and girls who are seven, this is a very big day in their lives (ages are in Eastern Age*). Children are dressed in their best traditional, age-appropriate clothes and their parents take them to shrines to be blessed by priests. The parents and children both offer their thanks to the deities in appreciation. For the parents, this marks a significant step in their child’s life and one in which the parents are grateful for the child’s health and well-being.

We offer blessing services for Shichi-Go-San. Please visit this page.

*Eastern Age: the year of your birth counts as being 1 year old. So if you are 20 years old, you are 21 years old in Eastern Age.







Please keep Omamori close to you or with someone you want to receive its blessings such as a child. Attach or keep in a purse, backpack, cellphone, bike etc. One year after receiving an Omamori, we recommend you replace it with a new one. Please send back old Omamori to us for Bonfire Ritual.

An Omamori’s virtue is tripled if it is given as a gift. If you are gifting an Omamori, we can provide an Omamori envelope. Please indicate the number of envelopes you would like to receive on the request form. There is no donation required for the envelopes.


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