Shichigosan: Celebrating the Health of Children

Sat. & Sun., Oct. 28 & 29
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Three Sessions:
Saturday, October 28, 1 pm
Sunday, October 29, 10 am & 1 pm

Celebrate the growth and good health of children ages 3, 5 and 7 through the Shinto ritual of Shichigosan (“seven-five-three” in Japanese). Three- and 5-year-old boys and 3- and 7-year-old girls of all nationalities and religions, with accompanying adults, are invited to participate in this traditional celebration. Co-sponsored with the International Shinto Foundation.

Rental kimono though ISF will not be available. If you bring your own kimono, a changing room for children will be available. 

Boys aged 3 and 5, girls aged 3 and 7, and their accompanying adults such as parents or relatives are eligible to participate.

All nationalities are welcome. One registration permits up to 5 people including participating child. To accommodate more family members, please contact the International Shinto Foundation in advance.

$60 per child (includes a donation to UNICEF, gift candy and talisman).

Register today! For additional information, visit the International Shinto Foundation website (English / 日本語) or contact [email protected] with any inquiries.

Japan Society programs are made possible by leadership support from Booth Ferris Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. Education and Family Programs are generously supported by an anonymous donor; ORIX Corporation USA; Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas); public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; The Masako Mera and Koichi Mera, PhD Fund for Education and the Arts; The Norinchukin Foundation; and Friends of Education and Family Programs.

  • October 28, 2023 October 29, 2023
  • In-Person Event
  • Reserved Tickets