May 22, 2017

Miyamairi

Matsuo-taisha Shrine, Nishikyō-ku, Kyōto
Fujifilm Finepix X100
松尾大社(京都市西京区嵐山宮町)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Miyamairi (宮参り, literally "shrine visit") is a traditional Shinto rite of passage in Japan for newborns. Approximately one month after birth (31 days for boys and 33 days for girls), parents and grandparents bring the child to a Shinto shrine, to express gratitude to the deities for the birth of a baby and have a shrine priest pray for his or her health and happiness. The practice is not dissimilar to a Christian infant baptism. (Read more...)

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