Tag Archive: shichi-go-san

Nov 15

Shichi-go-san celebrated today in Japan

Shichi-go-san is a festival celebrated by parents on the 15th of November in Japan, to mark the growth of their children as they turn seven, five, and three years of age. Shichi-go-san literally means seven, five, and three. These ages are considered critical in a child’s life. Particularly, at the age of seven, a young …

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Nov 17

Shichi-go-san celebrated November 15th in Japan

Shichi-go-san is a festival celebrated by Japanese parents on the fifteenth of November, to mark the growth of their children as they turn three, five and seven years of age.  In my book, Fly Catcher Boy, Sumiko is celebrating her special day at the Shrine!  Kenji praises how “kawaii” (cute) she is as the families …

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Nov 12

PROMISED PHOTOGRAPHS

  catnapping  Many have been asking about the cat in the book FlyCatcher Boy.   Well, here he is in all his glory…that long, lean orange one at the back, providing snuggle space to his buddies.  TAMA (jewel in Japanese) was the name we chose for him.  Takeshi’s obaa-chan’s name was Tama.  This photo brings back so many memories of …

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