Hatsumiya Mairi (Baby Blessings) 初宮詣

The Hatsumiya Mairi, or Omiyamairi, is the first shrine visit of a child. After the child’s birth, they are brought to a Shinto shrine for worship, to show gratitude for their safe delivery, and to pray for the child’s health and growth. The first shrine visit takes place at least one month after the birth […]

The Hatsumiya Mairi, or Omiyamairi, is the first shrine visit of a child. After the child’s birth, they are brought to a Shinto shrine for worship, to show gratitude for their safe delivery, and to pray for the child’s health and growth. The first shrine visit takes place at least one month after the birth of the child, and customarily the parents and the paternal grandmother of the child arrange a suitable date to visit together. 

初宮詣」または「お宮参り」は、赤ちゃんの誕生後、赤ちゃんを連れて初めて神社にお参りし、誕生を神様に感謝し、健やかな成長を祈願する慣習です。通常は、赤ちゃんの父方の祖母が付き添って参拝します。初宮詣の日取りは生後1ヵ月後以降で、両親と祖母の予定に合った日取りにするようになっています。

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