Tutorial: Real or Fake Kimono? by iheartsendai.deviantart.com on @deviantART - Some great tips for anyone who wants to go shopping for a kimono - in other words, how not to get caught in a tourist trap :P:
七五三Shichi-Go-San (七五三, lit. "Seven-Five-Three") is a traditional rite of passage and festival day in Japan for the age of 3, 5 and 7. Boys get their time alone in the spotlight at 5, and girls at 7, held annually on November 15 to celebrate the growth and well-being of young children.