Sunday, December 09, 2007


Shi-Chi-Go-San - The Shi-Chi-Go-San festival is celebrated on November 15th in Japan. Shi-Chi-Go-San literally means 7-5-3. You celebrate when your kids turn each of these ages (actually girls at 3 and 7 and boys at 3 and 5). They (and you) get dressed up and go to the Shinto shrine and ask for a long and prosperous life and whatnot. Sort of a Shinto version of a Christening I suppose. Anyway, we found a Shinto Shrine here in Los Angeles and went down. Melissa enjoyed getting dressed up but had ants in her pants sitting around inside the Shrine.

Shi-Chi-Go-San Link