• Short Summary

    THE SCHICHIGOSAN (LIT, SEVEN FIVE THREE YEARS) FESTIVAL, SAID TO BE OVER 400 YEARS OLD, HELD YEARLY ON NOVEMBER 15, IS A PRETTY FESTIVAL.

  • Description

    THE SCHICHIGOSAN (LIT, SEVEN FIVE THREE YEARS) FESTIVAL, SAID TO BE OVER 400 YEARS OLD, HELD YEARLY ON NOVEMBER 15, IS A PRETTY FESTIVAL. AT THAT TIME PARENTS WITH CHILDREN 7, 5, AND 3 YEARS OLD GO TO A SHRINE TO EXPRESS THEIR GRATITUDE TO THE TUTELARY DEITY THAT CHILDREN HAVE REACHED THESE CRITICAL AGES AND TO INVOKE FUTURE BLESSINGS, THE FESTIVAL WAS HELD THROUGHOUT JAPAN AND EVERYBODY GO TO THE NEAREST SHRINES. HERE IN TOKYO, THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN TAKEN BY THEIR PARENTS ARE COMING TO THE MEIJI SHRINE WHERE THEY BOW TO THE SPIRIT OF THE SHRINE. THE FEATURE OF THIS FESTIVAL IS THE PARENT USED TO DRESS UP THEIR CHILDREN IN THE MOST UP TO DATE DRESSING EVEN THEY ARE SMALL CHILDREN. HOWEVER, THIS YEAR, THERE WAS NO SPECIAL ONE AND EVERY GIRLS WEAR COLOURFUL KIMONO AND EVEN SOME AMERICAN GIRL 7 YEARS OLDS WEAR TYPICAL JAPANESE KIMONO. TODAY, THERE ARE NEARLY 400,000 PEOPLE PAYED HOMAGE TO THE MEIJI SHRINE, COLOURFUL KIMONO AND EVEN JAPANESE WEDDING DRESS WERE SEEN WEARED BY SMALL GIRLS. THE GIRL CELEBRATES 3 AND 7. THE BOYS ARE 5 YEARS OLD. THEY WEAR FORMAL JAPANESE VISITING DRESS LIKE SKIRTS. THE WEATHER WAS CLOUDY THOUGH THE PREMISES OF THE MEIJI SHRINE WAS PACKED UP 400,000 PEOPLE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7YOT33JYBW0FSH1N3V7JO95SC
    Media URN:
    VLVA7YOT33JYBW0FSH1N3V7JO95SC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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