Shichi Go San was held Sunday at the Japanese Cultural Center in Moiliili. The ceremony is a coming-of-age custom for girls and boys that stems from the Meiji era (1868-1912), when parents brought their kimono-clad children -- girls, ages 3 and 7; boys, ages 3 and 5 -- to Shinto shrines on Nov. 15, or the closest weekend. Once there, they prayed for the children to have long and prosperous lives.
A similar event takes place Saturday at the University Laboratory School. Bring your own camera. Donations accepted. Call 947-8889. Or, kimono dressing by appointment continues through Nov. 30 at Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha-Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu; $50. Call 841-4755.
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Take Morohoshi, left, and photographer Glenn Morohoshi of King Photo set up a portrait for the Carmichael family, from left, Mari, husband Henry, Allen, 11, and daughter Emma, 3. CLICK FOR LARGE