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Monthly Feature Story-November 2017-Shichi-go-san Festival

Cultural Tips – Shichi-go-san Festival

In November families with young children celebrate a tradition known as “Shichi-go-san” (literally “seven-five-three”). Families with three- and five-year-old boys and three- and seven-year old girls visit shrines or temples to pray for their children’s healthy growth and happiness.

This custom started as a way to mark important milestones in children's growth because the infant mortality rate was high in the old days.

"Shichi-go-san" was originally held on the 15th of November; now, however, people celebrate it on any day of November that is convenient for them.

During this event, most girls wear a kimono and boys wear a jacket called "haori" and pants called "hakama" and it is also common for families to have commemorative pictures taken at a photo studio.

You can be dressed up with traditional Japanese attire and have your pictures taken at the following two photo studios:

Both photo studios are located very close to Shioiri Station on the Keikyu Line and have a variety of dresses and kimonos to meet your taste.

1.Photo Studio & Rental Boutique FUTABA

Link: For more details, click here.

2.Photo Studio Yokosuka-Shashinkan

Link: For more details, click here.

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