March 2017

Introduction to Shichigosan Shichigosan is a rite-of-passage ceremony for children ages 3, 5, and 7 celebrated on November 15th every year . The name itself literally translates to seven-five-three. This holiday is meant to celebrate the growth, health, and wellbeing of children. Nowadays, mostly only boys ages 3...

Introduction to Seijinshiki Seijinshiki is the coming-of-age ceremony for Japanese people turning 20. In Japan, 20 is the age at which you can legally smoke, drink, drive, and go to prison, so it is a very important age for Japanese citizens. Seijinshiki is to celebrate the...

Introduction to Men's Kimono Men’s kimono and yukata are much simpler in comparison to women’s kimono. The colors are usually subdued or dark, and the patterning and designs are less complex. Less formal men’s kimono can sometimes be found in lighter or brighter colors. Men usually...

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