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Girls Day Japan

七五三Shichi-Go-San (七五三, lit. "Seven-Five-Three") is a traditional rite of passage and festival day in Japan for the age of 3, 5 and 7. Boys get their time alone in the spotlight at 5, and girls at 7, held annually on November 15 to celebrate the growth and well-being of young children.

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Gaijin Guide: How To Budget for Japan (THIS GIRL LOVES)

Budgeting the always hard. Especially for a place like #Japan. Trust me. I've been doing it for years already and haven't gone yet! One day! #lostwandering

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Hinanotsurushi Kazari – Hanging Dolls of Inatori. At the end of February and the first days of March every year, all Japanese families with daughters put out the traditional “hinaningyo“, to celebrate the little girl’s day and to make sure they are set up to be happily married sometime in the future. The saying goes that if you leave the dolls out too long (past the third of March) your daughter risks getting married late as well.

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[Hinamatsuri] March 3rd is a girl's day called "Hinamatsuri" here in Japan. It's also called "Momo no sekku". We display a set of hina dolls called "Hina ningyou" and pray for girl's happiness and healthy growth.

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Blanket of snow covers Tokyo

Snow in Tokyo ~ photo Yuya Shino / Reuters — Japanese women in kimonos walk during heavy snowfall at Toshimaen amusement park in Tokyo, as they attend a ceremony celebrating Coming of Age Day, Jan. 14, 2013. Youths across Japan are honoured with special coming-of-age ceremonies when they reach the age of 20.

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七五三Shichi-Go-San (七五三, lit. "Seven-Five-Three") is a traditional rite of passage and festival day in Japan for the age of 3, 5 and 7. Boys get their time alone in the spotlight at 5, and girls at 7, held annually on November 15 to celebrate the growth and well-being of young children.

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