• Short Summary

    NOVEMBER 15, EVERY YEAR, 18 A THREE-IN-ONE FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN IN JAPAN. IT IS A?

  • Description

    NOVEMBER 15, EVERY YEAR, 18 A THREE-IN-ONE FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN IN JAPAN. IT IS A FESTIVAL OF SEVEN, FIVE AND THREE.

    AT THIS TIME ALL CHILDREN OF THREE YEARS OF AGE, BOYS OF FIVE AND GIRLS OF SEVEN GO TO THE SHRINE FOR BLESSING, SEEKING HEALTH, WEALTH AND LONG LIFE FROM THE GUARDIAN GODS OF THE FAMILY.

    THE CHANGE OF HAIR DRESSING, THE PUTTING ON OF THE SKIRT LIKE TROUSERS BY THE BOYS IN THE "HAKAMAGI" TROUSERS-WEARING CEREMONY, AND THE PUTTING ON OF THE SASH LIKE OBI BY GIRLS IN THE CEREMONY CALLED "OKI-TOKI" MAKE IT A GREAT DAY IN CHILDREN'S LIFE.

    THE OPPORTUNITY FOR THE DISPLAY OF FINE CLOTHING ADDS AN ELEMENT OF RIVALRY THAT MAKES THE AFFAIR A JAPANESE VERSION OF THE EASTER BONNET PARADE OF THE WEST.

    LAST TEN YEARS, THE FESTIVAL TURNED TO CHILDREN'S FASHION SHOW.

    ALMOST EVERY PARENT WHO HAS A BOY OR GIRL WHO BECAME THREE, FIVE OR SEVEN YEARS OLD DRESSED THEM UP AND TAKES THEM TO THE SHRINE. HOWEVER, THERE WERE NO FANCY CLOTHED BOYS AND GIRLS THIS YEAR.

    SOME OF THEM WEAR A WESTERN STILE COW-BOY DRESS WITH GUN AND SOME OF THEM WEAR "WEDDING SUIT".

    MOST OF THE BOYS OF FIVE YEARS OLD WEAR JAPANESE STYLE KIMONO WHICH IS NOT SO EXPENSIVE.

    ON THE CONTRARY, MOST OF GIRLS WEAR VERY BEAUTIFUL JAPANESE KIMONO WHICH ARE VERY EXPENSIVE.

    HOWEVER, THIS KIND OF KIMONO WILL BE IN VOGUE IN 1960 FOR GIRLS. A KIMONO CAN COST ABOUT YEN. 100,000. (GBP100)
    ALTHOUGH A BOY'S DRESS WILL BE ONLY YEN. 12,000 (GBP12).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7P6G8LTNUMDZTEBKKN26T6KT5
    Media URN:
    VLVA7P6G8LTNUMDZTEBKKN26T6KT5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/11/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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