#234 Shichi-go-san

七五三/Shichi-go-san means 7-5-3.

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It is held on November 15th every year

If you’re 7, 5 or 3 years old your parents will dress you up in traditional clothes and take you to a shrine to pray for your health and flourishing.

People often go to the shrines with their dolled up kids any time during November.

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It’s a rite of passage for any Japanese child

Also doing family photoshoots is pretty common.

Check out uncovering Japan for a cool background of shichigosan.

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