Shichi-Go-San Kimono Photoshoot and Shinto Ceremony

Date: 
Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 10:30am - 4:30pm
Location: 
Shofuso Horticultural Dr and Lansdowne Dr
Philadelphia, PA 19131
United States

Celebrate the growth and well-being of your children in the traditional ritual of Shichi-go-san! This beautiful ceremony, open to 3 and 7 year-old girls and 5 year-old boys, is an opportunity to get photos of your child in traditional kimono against Shofuso’s backdrop by Rev. Kuniko Kanawa, a trained photographer, Shinto priestess, and expert kimono stylist. Photo session is $490 ($470 JASGP members) and includes professional kimono dressing with themed props. An additional Shinto ritual, in which Rev. Kanawa will humbly appreciate and pray to kami (deities) for your child, including the offering of an evergreen tamagushi branch, is available for an additional $50.

Space is limited, and registration closes November 6 at 3 PM. Please note that there are no refunds for cancellations after this date, and there will be no refunds for missed appointments.

Available photo session times for Sunday, November 11: 10:30 – 12:30 PM, 12:30 – 1:30 PM, 2:00 – 3:30 PM, 3:30 – 4:30 PM

More information about Shichi-go-san at Shofuso:

Your photo session uses the scenic backdrop of Shofuso, with specific areas selected by the photographer. Children will be dressed in traditional kimono and posed with chitose-ame candy-bag and other traditional props. After looking through thumbnail capture images, you will receive 8 high-resolution digital images sent by email 1 to 2 weeks following the appointment (including a head, whole-body, and back shot). You will get to choose digital images after looking through the thumbnail capture images. Attendees can receive an additional courtesy photo if you agree to allow Atelier Kanawa and Shofuso to use photos for promotional purposes on websites and flyers. The maximum photo size for you to print is 5 in. x 7 in. to possibly 5 in. x 11 in.

Please arrive with your child’s hair and makeup ready, clean, and unscented. Please use the restroom before your session. Please bring activities for your child in case you need to wait longer than expected. Dressing & photo shoot takes approximately one hour per person. Please plan accordingly in case the photo shoot runs longer than anticipated. You are welcome to take a few photos with a compact or cell phone cameras. Large cameras are not permitted, as they will delay the photo shoot process. Please watch your children to avoid any damage of the kimono and studio equipment. Damages must be compensated. No food, drink, or outdoor shoes are allowed inside Shofuso.

Available add-ons:
- For $15 per additional family member, up to 4 people may participate in the photo shoot. Kimono dressing and rental is for the 753 child only.
- Additional photos may later be purchased for $15 per photo directly from Rev. Kanawa via check or PayPal.
Kimono
- An optional Shinto blessing for $50 is available ONLY to attendees of the Shichi-go-san program on Sunday, November 11.

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