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Monthly Feature Story-November 2017

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 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 is a way to mark important milestones in children’s growth because infant mortality was high in the old days. People really appreciate their growth and wish for the future.

On that day, most girls wear kimono and boys wear haori jacket and hakama pants 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 kimono 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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