Shichi Go San: Keiki Kimono Dressing

Sunday, November 11, 2018 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Manoa Grand Ballroom, Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i

Sponsored by Nisei Building Maintenance Company, Inc.

Shichi Go San, literally translated as “seven, five, three,” stems from the Meiji Era (1868-1912) when parents brought their kimono-clad children—girls, ages three and seven; and boys, age three and five—to Shintō shrines and prayed for their children to have long and prosperous lives. Today, this coming-of-age custom has evolved to encompass all children regardless of their age. Children can dress up in elegant kimono and zōri (sandals) and capture the day with a professional photograph at this traditional event. Kimono dressings by Masako Formals; Photography by King Photo Service, Inc.; Shinto Blessing by Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii.

$75/JCCH Member* and $90/Non-Member

*JCCH Individual Members receive a discount ($75/slot); Family Members receive two $75 slots

Registration deadline: Wednesday, November 7, 2018

To register, please click here and follow the instructions to submit the payment. We will email you a reservation confirmation within two weeks of receiving your payment. Space is limited, so we recommend submitting your payment as soon as possible. If you have questions, please contact iwata@jcch.com or call (808) 945-7633 Ext. 25.

  • Fee includes dressing by Masako Formals staff, use of kimono and accessories and the portrait sitting fee with King Photo Service, Inc. Price does not include hair and makeup.
  • Photos are a separate cost and are paid directly to King Photo Service, Inc. Packages range from $20 to $60 and up.
  • Dressing slots are limited and are assigned on a first come, first served basis with receipt of application and payment.
  • The Cultural Center will confirm your dressing participation within two weeks of receiving your completed application form and payment.
  • Cancellation prior to 72 hours notice will be reimbursed in full.

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