It is a little late posting this as it take time to find, scan and upload the pics but here is a pic of my eldest son, Sola, at his Shichigosan celebration in Kamakura. Shichigosan celebrates children: boys who are five and girls who are three and seven. Sola is only four but then if you count the Japanese way (from conception) he is nearly five, but who`s counting?
We dressed him up in a smart kimono and had our picture professionally taken, then we went to Kamakura to get blessed. We drew quite a lot of stares in this historic place as you can imagine, locals and tourists alike were quite surprised to see a little blond boy running around in a kimono and a lot of people took our photo. Funny to be on the other side of the lens for a change.