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Shichi-Go-San (Seven-Five-Three Day)

Shichi-Go-San (七五三, lit. “Seven-Five-Three”) is a traditional rite of passage and festival day in Japan for three- and seven-year-old girls and five-year-old (and less commonly three-year-old) boys, held annually on November 15 to celebrate the growth and well-being of young children. As it is not a national holiday, it is generally observed on the nearest weekend. History Shichi-Go-San is said to have originated in the Heian period amongst court

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Top 15 Islands in Luzon

Luzon is the largest and most populous island in the Philippines. It is ranked 15th largest in the world by land area. Located in the northern portion of the archipelago, it is the economic and political center of the nation, being home to the country’s capital city, Manila, as well as Quezon City, the country’s most populous city. With a population of 53 million as of 2015, it is the fourth most

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Seasons in Japan

As Japan is a long collection of islands stretching out over thousands of kilometers, the climate varies considerably from the northern island of Hokkaido (summer mild and short; winters long with heavy snowfall) to the southern subtropical island of Okinawa. Even in Japan’s mainland, there are appreciable differences in climate and weather between the western Japan Sea coast, which gets

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