DATE OF EVENT: November 13, 1982

Shitigosan is a festival (on November 15th) for children of three, five and seven years old (or more exactly, for boys of three and five and girls of three and seven). As a matter of fact shiti means seven, go means five, and san means three. That's why the name of the feastival is Shitigosan. Anyway, I was five. We went to a temple or a Shinto shrine, I am not sure. I was happy. Of course I was because in that white bag, there were long delicious special candies that my parents bought for me and it is a part of the tradition to buy the special candies on this special day.