November 15 is a holiday called Shichi Go San in Japan. Shichi means 7, Go means 5, and San means 3. When a girl becomes 3 and 7, and a boy becomes 5 years old, we celebrate it by visiting a shrine or temple dressed up.
I don’t know much of the history, like why November 15 or why these particular numbers. I have no recollection of me celebrating this occasion.
These photos in my album, however, clearly states that I did celebrate it with my mother, over half a century ago. I thank my parents for keeping these archives.