Source: mitsuki / PIXTA(ピクスタ) Japanese Shichi Go San Ceremony for Children Can Now be Performed for Pets Too 2018-08-17 Fri 2018-08-17 Fri Shichi-go-san (meaning seven five three) is a rite of passage for Japanese children. Boys aged three and five and girls aged three and seven are taken to a temple or shrine on November 15th to pray for their continued health and growth. The children are dressed in their best traditional wear and receive auspicious sweets with special meanings. One shrine in Tokyo is offering the ceremony, not just for children, but another demographic altogether. Now animal lovers can also celebrate the age milestones of their pets as Ichigaya Hachiman shrine in Shinjuku are accepting reservations for pet shichi-go-san. yossy.nakanakaさん(@hayasayu.shi_ba)がシェアした投稿 - 2016年11月月25日午前7時17分PST CHIFFON D'OR ゆりさん(@yuri_chiffondor)がシェアした投稿 - 2017年12月月10日午前5時51分PST Some pet owners just take their furry friends as they are, but others see it as a great excuse to get them decked up in kimonos and traditional Japanese accessories. achunkeさん(@achunke2060)がシェアした投稿 - 2016年10月月1日午後5時02分PDT Any ceremony is also probably going to include an adorable photoshoot to immortalise the memories. Tomokoさん(@rapisheri)がシェアした投稿 - 2017年12月月14日午前4時48分PST 少彦名神社(神農さん)さん(@sinnosan)がシェアした投稿 - 2017年11月月14日午後5時40分PST Although some religions may see it as disrespectful to have an animal take part in its ceremonies meant for humans, when it comes to religion, Japan can be quite flexible. Another recent example is the funeral rites that were performed for robot dogs. Pets (and even sometimes robot pets) become part of the family and an important part of our lives, so why not have a celebration of their health and growth too? パピヨン 夏彦さん(@natsuhiko0407)がシェアした投稿 - 2017年11月月26日午前2時00分PST By - Jess. Source:Ichigaya Hachiman Shrine Tags: Buddhism / Dogs / Religion / Shinto / Shrine grape Japan Culture Japanese Shichi Go San Ceremony for Children Can Now be Performed for Pets Too Related Article Hokkaido Sled Dogs Build Trust with Their Snow Tracks Cheetah Cub And Puppy Become Cutest Friends Ever After Destined Encounter! WONDERFUL WONDER Anthropomorphic Dog Photo Book Has A Bevy of Bowdacious Beauties Barking Dogs Vs. Barking Human: The Cutest Battle In History French Bulldog Immediately Regrets His Decision To Jump In Mid-Air This Heartwarming Commercial Shows Us How A Dog Never Forgets An Act Of Kindness!