A traditional event held in November to celebrate the growth of children aged 7, 5 and 3 "七五三まいり (753 Mairi)".
It is the adorable way for the children, dressed in their best clothes, to go and pray with their parents.
I think some people are planning to visit the shrine during these three consecutive holidays.
It is said to have originated from a ceremony in the Heian period, and to have begun the current style of visiting the shrine in the Edo period.
The Japanese nursery rhyme "Toryanse (Please go through)" also describes 753 scenes of prayer.
"Koko ha doko no hosomichi ja? (Which lane is this?) "
"Tenjin-sama no hosomichi ja (The narrow road is Tenjin-sama's one)"
Speaking of Tenjin-sama in Kyoto, it is Kitano-tenmangu Shrine.
It is the headquarters of about 12,000 Tenman-gu and Tenjin-sha shrines across the country, known as the birthplace of Tenjin-shinko Faith.
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine also accepts "753 Mairi" as needed during November.
The god of wisdom, Michizane Sugawara, is the enshrined deity and he is the "Tenjin-sama,".
It appears in the poem "Iki ha yoi-yoi, Kaeri ha kowai (Please go through now, but there may be something scary going back)"
There is also a theory that at that time, people used to visit the Tenjin-sama Shrine through the Sando (an approach to the shrine), and used a lonely back road on the way back.
In Kitano Tenmangu, around Odoi was the way back home at that time.
The current Odoi of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine is unveiled to the public during the period of its 753 pilgrimage "Historic Site Odoi Momiji-en Garden".
It is very crowded with many people who love the autumn leaves at the best time.
If you apply for "753 temple visits" and visit the temple, the entrance fee of Momiji-en will be half price.
There is no such thing as "Kaeri ha kowai (there may be something scary going back)" and it seems to be a song "Kaeri ha tanoshii (The return is pleasant)".
Parents and children who appear in the nursery rhyme "Toryanse (Please go through)" may also be envious of the present age.
Kitano Tenman-gu Shrine
Bakurocho, Kamigyo-ward, Kyoto-city, Kyoto
A short walk from the City bus stop, Kitano Tenman-gu Shrine