13 Mairi (Age 13 Celebration) 十三詣

Jūsan Mairi is a celebration for both boys and girls at 13 years of age (Kazoedoshi). Historically, this was the age at which children came of age, which led to the custom of wearing a Haori (overcoat) measured for an adult over kimono. Following the traditional lunar calendar, the shrine visit for Jūsan Mairi is […]

Jūsan Mairi is a celebration for both boys and girls at 13 years of age (Kazoedoshi). Historically, this was the age at which children came of age, which led to the custom of wearing a Haori (overcoat) measured for an adult over kimono. Following the traditional lunar calendar, the shrine visit for Jūsan Mairi is made on about March 13th in the lunar calendar (between about March 13th and May 13th in the Gregorian calendar), and visitors pray for good fortune and healthy growth. 

男女ともに数え年の13歳に行う御祝いです。昔の元服の年齢と重なることから、大人の寸法の羽織と着物を揃える風習があります。旧暦の3月13日頃(現在の3月13日から5月13日頃)に神社にお参りして、開運と健やかなる成長を祈願します。

The service fee is a minimum donation of $50 and includes one Omamori.

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