When: 15/11/15: All Day

There is a festival for almost every day in Japan which is one of the reasons we love living here.

One of the most visually striking events is the annual shichi-go-san festival, which celebrates good health for children aged seven, five and three. Odd numbers mean good luck in Japanese numerology and these ages mark important milestones in life.

The ritual was adopted in the Heian period of 794 – 1185 and spread through all classes of Japanese society from the Edo period.

On this day, shrines across the country offer a glimpse of Japan from long ago and a great photo opportunity for culture seeking tourists.


Where: Shrines across Japan

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