© Maria Korchagin 2006.

- Shichi Go San. -

Shichi Go San means 7-5-3 in Japanese. When a little girl turns 3 or 7 (or a boy turns 3 or 5), she gets to dress up in a pretty kimono, go to a shrine with her parents and pray for all sorts of good things like health and growth (and lots of sushi ;) ). Those little kimonos are so pretty ^_^

And so, I'd think even Japanese gargoyles have Shichigosan. And then they get to dress up in pretty kimonos and go have their own ceremonies, at night. And afterwards, little girls like this one get to run away to the garden :) Because it's pretty there too.

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