Autumn in a Japanese town

So, the autumn warmth pulled me out from under the kotatsu again, and I headed for the south west of my town. The local shrine here is popular at this time of year for traditional 7-5-3 celebration of childhood ceremony. We honoured it when our two were 7 and 5, and all had a lot of fun dressing up in kimono and posing for photos. I was hoping to catch a few families doing similarly today. To be honest, it was quieter than I expected, but the light was good and there is a lot to see in that area, so no matter.











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