• Short Summary

    All over Japan, parents and their small children have been visiting local Shinto shrines to give thanks for their children's good health, and to pray for future blessings.

  • Description

    All over Japan, parents and their small children have been visiting local Shinto shrines to give thanks for their children's good health, and to pray for future blessings. They were celebrating Shichi-go-san, which means Seven-five-three, the ages of the youngsters who attended the ceremony.

    SYNOPSIS: One of the popular shrines used for the Festival is the Meiji-Jingo Shinto Shrine, where hundreds of parents brought their children. All were dressed for the occasion, with small girls wearing the traditional kimono. In former days, their hair was worn up for the first time, or they were allowed to wear their first obi, or sash.

    The boys too wear national costume, including the Hakama or pleated trousers. The costumes can cost as much as half a million yen - or around two thousand American dollars, although not all the youngsters were dressed so expensively.

    Whether wearing traditional dress or a smart western suit the ceremonies are taken very seriously be the small celebrants and by proud parents who often take photographs to record their child's important day.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAATZJJLWD4S1M6ZNULAD85FIFX
    Media URN:
    VLVAATZJJLWD4S1M6ZNULAD85FIFX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/11/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment