Shichi-go-san Festival Seven-five-three Ceremony

Chifuyu Omma from Japan A place in my memory is a shrine. In Japan, November 15 is Shichi-Go-San (seven, five, three) ceremony. That means girls at seven years, boys at five years, and boys and girls at three years are celebrated at a shrine to show appreciation for good growth and wishes for better growth … Read more

Coming of Age Ceremony Hiroko Yamane from Japan

January 15th is Seijin-no-hi, the Coming-of-Age ceremony, in Japan. On that day, Japanese people celebrate being 20 years old as reaching adulthood, like 21 years old in America. When I had this ceremony. I wore a “kimono.” A kimono is a traditional Japanese dress. Commonly most Japanese do not wear it now, but many women … Read more

A Wedding in Vietnam

Ngoc Dinh-Quang Pham from Vietnam Organizing a wedding is very important for a couple because it’s an event that happens once in their life. So, the prepare carefully for the marriage ceremony. One day before the ceremony, both families build a frame made from coconut leaves in front of their houses. On the top of … Read more