2009-11-04

Shichi-Go-San



Shichi-Go-San (七五三, seven-five-three?) is a traditional rite of passage and festival day in Japan for three and seven year-old girls and three and five year-old boys, held annually on November 15. As Shichi-Go-San is not a national holiday, it is generally observed on the nearest weekend.


This is my daughter ( at 7yrs old) with long candy bag called chitose-ame.
Chitose-ame (candy)is long ,thin,red and white candy- symbolizes healthy growth and longevity.





9 件のコメント:

Tracey さんのコメント...

What a beautiful child! How old is she now? I love learning about your traditions Mami...xxx

Janie さんのコメント...

What an interesting tradition. I had never heard of this before. Your daughter is lovely!

Gary and Elizabeth~ さんのコメント...

Hi Mami,
Your daughter is lovely and she looks so pretty all dressed up. I bet she had a fun day and enjoyed her candy.

Have a great day,
Elizabeth

Michela さんのコメント...

Wow! Your daughter was wearing an amazing kimono! Arigato!

Susie's country cottage さんのコメント...

Your daughter looks very cute in her traditional clothes. You are teaching me all sorts of things I never knew about Japan. Thank you.

jennyflower さんのコメント...

What a lovely tradition, I have a three and five year old so this is partiularly interesting to me! xx

Dragonfly さんのコメント...

Oooooh - she is the sweetest thing ever!!! So adorable all dressed up! Enjoy the celebrations :-)

Floss さんのコメント...

That looks like such a special day, and your daughter looks wonderful!

RNSANE さんのコメント...

What a beautiful tradition - your country is so rich in special things like this. Your daughter is so lovely in her kimono. When we lectured at Shiga University, Dr. Takaese had all the women faculty wear yukatas and she suprised Sherry and I with yukatas of our own. She had ladies come to help us dress and we had such a wonderful evening.