Shichi-Go-San (7-5-3) Festival

Traditional "thousand year candy"

Traditional "thousand year candy"

It's that time of year when girls of age 7 and 3, and boys of age 5 get to dress up in traditional costume and receive special candy called Chitose Ame (千歳飴 - literally thousand year candy) to receive a blessing of long life. Photo studios and parks are full of children in beautiful attire with doting parents and family in tow. If you want to observe, just make sure to be in Japan on the weekends surrounding November 15th - it's not observed during the week when most people are working.

As for us, we've already packed up our shipment of candy for this month's subscribers and "BUY JUST ONE" customers - we think you'll really like the kits and dispensers. Please let us know what you like, don't like, and feel free to share your unboxing photos too!