It's fall, when kids in kimono fete 7-5-3 rituals

| Nov 11, 2008

It's fall, when kids in kimono fete 7-5-3 rituals

by Natsuko Fukue

From October to November, Japanese parents take their young offspring to shrines as part of the traditional “shichigosan” (7-5-3) ceremony of presenting the children to Ujigami, the Shinto guardian god of good health. Following are basic facts about the shichigosan ritual: How is shichigosan ...