Shichi-Go-San shadows

For Japanese children, the practice of Shichi-Go-San is both a rite of passage and the first time many of them will have worn traditional clothing. But casually walking about in his hakama, this young lad looked like he’d been wearing one for a length of time almost as long as his shadow.



  1. Magnus369 says

    I am such an architecture dork- I absolutely love this photo. (I also realize I just dated myself- most would realize this a is a “pic” or “picture”, and not remember the horrid smell of developing black & white negatives onto paper as a photograph…)

    Your blog continually makes me wish I could see these things myself first hand, but I will just have to settle for enjoying your handy work instead.

    • says

      Thanks a lot Magnus. Glad to hear you liked it, and some of the other stuff I post. Very kind of you to say so.

      Showing your age or not, I’m with you on the words photo or photograph. Similarly I’m also not a fan of text speak, which makes me a dinosaur of sorts…

    • says

      The light was pretty harsh that day. Or it certainly was where I took this. But without it I wouldn’t have got that great shadow, which like you say, somehow seems to hint at the future.

  2. Bernadette says

    What a *great* picture! And, no, Magnus369, you are not dating yourself. Unless I am too! I’m 33 (I had to subtract to figure out my age…I can’t believe I forgot!)

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