Posted at 10:22 a.m., Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Japanese Culture Center's Shichi Go San coming up Nov. 12
By Catherine E. Toth
Advertiser Staff Writer
It will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Literally translated as "seven, five, three," the event stems from Japan's Meiji era (1868-1912), when parents brought their kimono-clad children girls ages 3 to 7 and boys ages 3 to 5 to Shinto shrines on Nov. 15, or the closest weekend, and prayed for the children to have long, prosperous lives.
This year at the JCCH, children can don elegant kimono, obi (long sash) and zori (sandals) provided by Masako Formals and pose for a portrait taken by a professional photographer from King Digital Imaging Center.
A reverend from the Izuma Taishakyo Mission of Hawai'i will also perform a traditional Shinto blessing during the event. The blessing is optional.
Kimono dressing cost is $70 for non-members; $56 for JCCH members. Photo packages are sold separately (packages range from $20 to $55 depending on amount and size of portraits). Make up and hair dressing not included.
For more information or to make reservations, call 945-7633 or visit www.jcch.com.
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