Illustration Friday: Beginning
Shichi Go San is a Japanese festival held in November. Girls ages 3 and 7 and boys ages 3 and 5 are dressed in traditional kimonos and hakamas. Participating children are then taken to temple to be blessed with long life.
At age 7, girls begin wearing an “obi” with their kimono rather than just the simple cords they wore with their kimonos prior to this age. An obi is a wide decorative sash fastened in the back as a wide, flat bow.