Two very popular ladies from different districts come together for bean-throwing, a ritual to bring good luck. Satsuki is wearing a very neat Edo-style Kimono with a checkered pattern in red and acqua with a fetching black collar, love it! Katsuna, from Kamishichiken is dressed in a more conservative Hiki due to her junior Maiko status. She will be allowed to dress up like Satsuki when she reaches senior status as well!
Shichi-go-san at Meiji Jingu The shichi-go-san festival celebrates the 7th (shichi) and 3rd (san) birth years of young girls and 5th (go) birth years of young boys all around Japan in October. The ceremony is based on a special visit to a Shinto shrine. Meiji Jingu shrine, Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan, October 2008. photographed by Phil & Delph Poggianti, Flickr