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Japanese-American child - cultural adherence is a great way of sharing diversity starting from childhood.

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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.

Taken during the Shichi-go-san celebration. Japan Boys and girls go to visit a shinto shrine with their parents to pray for health.

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Lovely smile from Japan by marcia - ♀ www.pinterest.com/WhoLoves/Beautiful-Faces ♀ #beautiful #faces

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"Seven-Five-Three") is a traditional rite of passage and festival day in Japan for three- and seven-year-old girls and three- and five-year-old boys

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An 1890s study of young Japanese girls by K. TAMAMURA of Yokohama, Japan. Text and image via Okinawa Soba on Flickr