Shichi-Go-San (Children's Shrine-Visiting Day
This is a ceremonial visit paid by parents and children to their tutelary shrines to offer gratitude for the healthy growth of the children. Celebrations are carried out on November 15th for boys who reach the age of 3 or 5, or for girls who turn 3 or 7 years old. The custom is for the children to dress in their best clothes, and to carry Chitose-ame which are long thin candy sticks colored in red and white, believed to bring good luck.
I think the little one was getting tired of her parents and grand-parents taking her photo
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holmertz (50782) 2010-11-18 14:09
A lovely little triple portrait. Very fine colours and a perfect light. The eldest girl is still posing as she has been told, while her brother and little sister seem to be gradually losing patience, behaving like ordinary spontaneous children.
batalay (38553) 2010-11-18 14:33
This unusually cute trio, dressed in traditional Japanese garb, makes an exotic post, especially with your informative note. The each present a different expression, in a sense reflecting their ages, and set against the dark background, this is a first rate contribution to Trekearth.
SnapRJW (31629) 2010-11-18 20:46
Hello Elaine - Lovely colourful traditional dress, are those medals around the children's necks? A very interesting and informative post. TFS Rosemary
PS- had a look through your gallery, you have some super images!
emka (94484) 2010-11-18 20:49
It appeares that many TE-members were in Japan in the same time! You, me Cristina (papera) and Norbert. Why we didn't make a TE-meetimg there?
Cute kids in japanese traditional dresses. Usually they are happy and proud, and specially the parents. here the little one is a bit bored or maybe saw something interesting.
pajaran (59105) 2010-11-19 1:25
Mnogo lepa deca u narodnoj nosnji i trenutak ...
Dobar tekst , lepe boje i mnogo lepa fotografija, moje cestitke na dobrom radu.
Lepo je negovati tradiciju i prenositi na mlade.
Prijatan dan sa lepim vremenom.
Many beautiful children in folk costumes and a moment ...
Nice story, nice colors and a lot of beautiful pictures, my congratulations on the good work.
It's nice to foster tradition and passed on to young people.
Nice day with beautiful weather.
All the best.
bachapi (369) 2010-11-19 6:29
Très belle photo, l'expression des trois enfants est fantastique... Jolis contrastes.
yquem46 (38750) 2010-11-19 7:42
A sharp, colorful and expressive portrait of this threesome
Have a nice WE
siudzi (34141) 2010-11-20 3:48
Lovely portrait post of these children. They are very eye-catching here wearing so colorful costumes. Very good vertical composition. TFS.
- Copyright: Elaine springford (everlasting) (15172)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-11-07
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Nikon D90, AF-S DX VR Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED, Digital RAW
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-11-18 14:06