This month I saw many families with beautifully dressed up children in Shimogamo Shrinenear my house. The event of “The Seven-Five-Three Festival”
(a festival for 3-year-old boys and girls, 5-year-old boys and 7-year-old girls), which originally meant to wish for the children’s healthy growth and happiness and set on the November 15th, seems to become more and more important and glamorous. Even for me, my parents dressed me in a kimono and took me to that famous shrine. It was long time ago, but I still have some photos of myself in kimono.
The photos here show the trees of autumn foliage on the shrine’s premise.
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The Seven-Five-Three Festival/
Even the thin little nape has wishes to make/
Calligraphy and translation by Chio
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