this is where she has been with the funky hair style. 🙂
we went to “shichi-go-sann” (7.5.3) , literally means seven five three. It is a traditional annual ceremony in Japan for three and seven years old girls and three and five years old boys.
It is not a national holiday, but generally observed on the nearest weekend.
On this day parents take their sons (3 years old and 5 years old) and daughters (3 years old and 7 years old) in exquisite kimono or suits to shrines to pray for their healthy growth.
Chitose-ame (千歳飴), literally thousand year candy, is given to children on this day. Chitose-ame is a long, thin, red and white candy, which symbolizes healthy growth and longevity. They are put in the paper bag with a crane and a turtle on it, which represent long life in Japan.
anyway, ellyssa is almost 3 years old already. she is as healthy and happy as can be. Thank you for your support.