Shichi Go San: Keiki Kimono Dressing
Type: Island Cuisine
Date: Sunday, November 13, 2011-Sunday, November 13, 2011
Price: $75 non-member, $60 member
Location: Hawaiian Islands - Oahu
Address: 2454 S. Beretania St. , Honolulu, HI, 96826
Venue: Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii
Dozens of island keiki will get the chance to dress in kimono at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii on Sunday, November 13, 2011. Shichi Go San, literally translated as “seven, five, three,” stems from the Meiji Era (1868-1912) when parents brought their kimono-clad children—girls, ages three and seven; and boys, age three and five—to Shinto shrines and prayed for their children to have long and prosperous lives. Today, this coming-of-age custom has evolved to encompass all children regardless of their age. Children will dress up in elegant kimono and zori (sandals) before receiving a Shinto blessing at this traditional event. Fee does not include photos. Reservations are required.