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

To celebrate the growth and well-being for young children.

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 (ages are in Eastern Age*). This is a very big day in their lives. 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 can arrange Kimono rental and fitting as well as a photo shoot. Please contact us for details.

*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.







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