Kinder Portrait – Shichi-Go-San – Japanese Childrens’ festival – Stuttgart-Vaihingen
Shichi-go-san (七五三; wörtlich: „Sieben-fünf-drei“) ist ein Fest für Kinder in Japan, wenn diese ein bestimmtes Alter erreicht haben (drei und fünf für Jungen, drei und sieben für Mädchen). Es findet am 15. November jeden Jahres statt und wird in ganz Japan, vor allem aber in der Kantō-Region begangen.
We had the chance to photograph a gorgeous little girl who celebrated Shichi-Go-San (七五三, lit. “Seven-Five-Three”) is a traditional rite of passage and festival day in Japan for three- and seven-year-old girls and three- and five-year-old boys, held annually on November 15 to celebrate the growth and well-being of young children. As it is not a national holiday, it is generally observed on the nearest weekend. Shichi-Go-San is said to have originated in the Heian period amongst court nobles who would celebrate the passage of their children into middle childhood. The ages 3, 5 and 7 are consistent with East Asian numerology, which holds that odd numbers are lucky. The practice was set to the fifteenth of the month during the Kamakura period.