Nov 112018

Shichi Go San: Keiki Kimono Dressing

Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii

Sponsored by Nisei Building Maintenance Company, Inc.

We apologize, but this event has sold out. JCCH's next kimono dressing event will take place in conjunction with our New Year's 'Ohana Festival on January 13, 2019.

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

  • 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.

For questions, please contact or call (808) 945-7633 Ext. 25.

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