MeijiShowa — historical images of Japan between the 1860s and 1930s all imagesphotographyillustrationsmapscalendar [ ? ] view cart (0)

111003-0009 - First Shrine Visit


Outside Taisho 1910s Unknown
Japanese Marriage: A newborn baby is brought to the local shinto shrine for the first time. Parents announce the baby’s birth to the local deity and pray for the baby’s well-being. For baby boys this was traditionally done 31 days after birth, while for girls it was 32 days.

There are several names for this custom: o-miyamairi, hatsumiya-mairi and hatsumiya-mode.

This image comes from a series of cards about Japanese marriage customs.

Original text (Card 14): “Shrine visiting. Bride’s relative going to a shrine in order to supplicate divine blessings on her baby.”
Kjeld Duits Collection CustomsReligious
Find similar:
Marriage Customs Card Series, arranged marriages, clothing, customs, fashion, festive events, gates, hatsumiya-mairi, marriage, omiai, people, religions, religious, shintoism, torii, traditions, weddings
Share |
1 Year License Editorial Advertising Packaging
Small (Web)
USD 45.00 USD 89.00 USD 115.00
Medium (B6)
USD 110.00 USD 140.00 USD 160.00
Large (A4)
USD 140.00 USD 170.00 USD 185.00
Larger sizes available. Contact Us!