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Shichi-Go-San

Hello JapanLovers! For today’s trivia, we are going to share information about a Japanese festival / custom ★

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[About Shichi-Go-San]
The Shichi Go San or 7-5-3 Festival is one of the uniquely Japanese festivals. Boys who are 3 and 5 years old, and girls who are 3 and 7 are taken to a shinto shrine, often in their first kimono, and the parents pray for their continuing good health and prosperity. The numbers, especially 3 and 7, are lucky numbers in Japan, and until the 20th century Japan was a thoroughly feudal nation with a higher childhood mortality rate. Since bacterial pathology was then unknown to them they often blamed death on evil spirits, and when the kids became 3, 5, and 7 years old they thanked the gods for their children’s good health. A sweet candy called chitose-ame is also often bought for them, in a bag with cranes and turtles, 2 more symbols of long life. Other gifts are also given to them, as you can see some samples like the Japanese animation cat Doraemon.

Source: http://www.thejapanfaq.com/celebrations.html

Do you also have a similar custom / tradition for children in your country? If yes, please do share with us and let’s compare!

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Japan Travel Bucket List guide!

Konbanwa from Japan! (◍•ᴗ•◍)

Here’s a kawaii-fied version of Japan’s map! May this become your Japan Travel Bucket List inspiration / guide!

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To those who have traveled around Japan many times before, how many regions / prefectures have you visited? What was the best or most memorable city that left a big impression on you? Please let us know your Japanese adventure experiences by sharing below!

Here at Japan Lover Me, we aim to visit all 8 regions in Japan and share useful travel information with fellow JapanLovers around the globe!

http://japanlover.me/lists/places/get-to-know-the-eight-regions-of-japan

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