Shi chi go san ceremony and Chitose Ame.

 

Japanese annual traditional event ``Shi chi go san`` is  on 15th November so my son got ``Chitose ame`` from his nercery school.

The Shi chi go san is parents take their five years old sons (also daughers lately) and three and seven years old daughters to pray for their kids good future, health and growth. Many of Japanese parents do not care about their kids gender recently I think so my son celebrated it when he was three years old, we took some pictures to wear ceremony style outfit at a picture shop and prayed my son's good future, health and growth at shirine near my house. Ofcause I have my Shi chi go san picture. Normary girls wear Kimono and boys wear Kimono or ceremony clothes. Famous shrine in Aichi is ``Athuta Jingu`` you can see Shi chi go san parents and kids at there in early November and Japanese style wedding ceremony thought an year.

 

The Shi chi go san candy is``Chitose Ame`` Chitose means thousand year, ame means candy so it is `` thousand year candy``. The candy is long, thin, red and white is symbolizes healthy growth and longevity.

 

 

日本の伝統行事七五三が今月15日にあり、「千歳飴」をチビが園から頂いてきました~。
 

七五三とは、子供が三歳(女の子、最近は男の子も)・五歳(男の子)・七歳(女の子)の時に子供自身の無病息災と成長を神社で祈願します。近年は多くの親は性別を気にせずお祝いをする傾向があります、我が家も息子が三歳の時に写真館で写真を撮影し、近所の神社へ行きました。

七五三の写真撮影の時は、女の子は「着物」を着て男の子は「着物」若しくは「スーツ」を着ます。 愛知で有名な神社は「熱田神宮」です、11月上旬は七五三の親子を見ることができますし、年間と通して日本式の結婚式を見る事ができますよ。

 

千歳飴の意味は千歳=千年なので、千年の飴という意味です、千歳飴は長く細い形で、色は紅白で、日本で紅白は健康と長生きの象徴です。

 

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